noun (plural same)
A herbaceous flowering plant which is a complex hybrid between the wild primrose and primulas, cultivated in Europe since the 17th century.
- Primula × polyantha, family Primulaceae.
- Most gardeners know - and grow - primroses and polyanthus.
- And everywhere I look there are primulas and polyanthus showing their bright little flowers.
- Other jobs include dividing primulas and polyanthus once they have finished flowering.
Early 18th century: modern Latin, from poly- 'many' + Greek anthos 'flower'.
Words that rhyme with polyanthusacanthus, agapanthus, clianthus, dianthus, helianthus
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