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See also: polyanthous


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polyanthus (plural polyanthuses)

  1. (botany) The oxlip, Primula elatior, so called because the peduncle bears a many-flowered umbel.
  2. A bulbous flowering plant of the genus Narcissus.


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From Ancient Greek



polyanthus m (feminine polyantha, neuter polyanthum); first/second declension

  1. (New Latin) Having many flowers


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative polyanthus polyantha polyanthum polyanthī polyanthae polyantha
genitive polyanthī polyanthae polyanthī polyanthōrum polyanthārum polyanthōrum
dative polyanthō polyanthae polyanthō polyanthīs polyanthīs polyanthīs
accusative polyanthum polyantham polyanthum polyanthōs polyanthās polyantha
ablative polyanthō polyanthā polyanthō polyanthīs polyanthīs polyanthīs
vocative polyanthe polyantha polyanthum polyanthī polyanthae polyantha