- any of various primroses with many flowers
- a tender, sweet-scented narcissus (Narcissus tazetta) with clusters of small, star-shaped flowers
Origin: ModL from Glassical Greek polyanthos: see poly- and amp; -anthous
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noun pl. pol·y·an·thus·es
Origin: New Latin, from Greek poluanthos, having many flowers : polu-, poly- + anthos, flower.