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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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.)



From Ancient Greek [Term?].



polyanthus (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 polyanthō polyanthīs
accusative polyanthum polyantham polyanthum polyanthōs polyanthās polyantha
ablative polyanthō polyanthā polyanthō polyanthīs
vocative polyanthe polyantha polyanthum polyanthī polyanthae polyantha