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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]
pol•y•an•thus(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.
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|Noun||1.||polyanthus - florists' primroses; considered a complex hybrid derived from oxlip, cowslip, and common primrose|