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.