galax definition by Webster's New World
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a dicotyledonous evergreen plant (Galax aphylla) of the SE U.S., with shiny leaves (often used in wreaths) and small, white flowers
Origin: Modern Latin probably ; from Classical Greek gala, milk (see galactic): from its white flower
galax definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A stemless evergreen perennial plant (Galax urceolata) of the eastern United States, having a rosette of glossy, heart-shaped leaves and small white flowers in spikelike clusters. Also called beetleweed, coltsfoot, wandflower.
Origin: New Latin Galax, genus name, ultimately from Greek gala, galakt-, milk; see Galaxy .