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n. pl. pol·y·an·thus·es
Any of a group of hybrid garden primroses having clusters of variously colored flowers.

[New Latin, from Greek poluanthos, having many flowers : polu-, poly- + anthos, flower.]


n, pl -thuses or -thi (-θaɪ)
1. (Plants) any of several hybrid garden primroses, esp Primula polyantha, which has brightly coloured flowers
2. (Plants) polyanthus narcissus a Eurasian amaryllidaceous plant, Narcissus tazetta, having clusters of small yellow or white fragrant flowers
[C18: New Latin, Greek: having many flowers]


(ˌpɒl iˈæn θəs)

n., pl. -thus•es.
1. any of various many-flowered primroses.
2. a narcissus, Narcissus tazetta, having small white or yellow flowers.
[1620–30; < New Latin < Greek polýanthos having many flowers. See poly-, -anthous]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polyanthus - florists' primrosespolyanthus - florists' primroses; considered a complex hybrid derived from oxlip, cowslip, and common primrose
primrose, primula - any of numerous short-stemmed plants of the genus Primula having tufted basal leaves and showy flowers clustered in umbels or heads


[ˌpɒlɪˈænθəs] Nprímula f, primavera f, hierba f de San Pablo mayor


n (= primrose)Gartenprimel f; (= narcissus)Tazette f