Definition of polyanthus noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌpɒliˈænθəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpɑːliˈænθəs//
[countable, uncountable]
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a small garden plant with round brightly coloured flowers, several of which grow at the end of each stem Word Origin early 18th cent.: modern Latin, from poly- ‘many’ + Greek anthos ‘flower’.