a dicotyledonous evergreen plant (Galax aphylla) of the SE U.S., with shiny leaves (often used in wreaths) and small, white flowers
Origin of galaxModL, probably from Classical Greek gala, milk (see galactic): from its white flower
An evergreen perennial plant (Galax urceolata) of the eastern United States, having a rosette of glossy, heart-shaped leaves and tall spikelike racemes of small white flowers. Also called beetleweed .
Origin of galaxNew Latin Galax genus name ultimately from Greek gala galakt- milk ; see galaxy .