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poly- +‎ ἄνθος "flower".


polyanthus (plural polyanthuses or polyanthi)

  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.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for polyanthus in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)