- any of various primroses with many flowers
- a tender, sweet-scented narcissus (Narcissus tazetta) with clusters of small, star-shaped flowers
Origin of polyanthusModern Latin ; from Classical Greek polyanthos: see poly- and amp; -anthous
Any of a group of hybrid garden primroses having clusters of variously colored flowers.
Origin of polyanthusNew Latin, from Greek poluanthos, having many flowers : polu-, poly- + anthos, flower.