Definition of Galax

1. Noun. Tufted evergreen perennial herb having spikes of tiny white flowers and glossy green round to heart-shaped leaves that become coppery to maroon or purplish in fall.

Exact synonyms: Beetleweed, Coltsfoot, Galax Urceolata, Galaxy, Wandflower
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Galax



Definition of Galax

1. an evergreen herb [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Galax

galantines
galanty show
galapago
galapee tree
galaptin
galas
galatea
galateas
galatriaose
galatriaoses
galatrox
galavant
galavanted
galavanting
galavants
galax (current term)
galaxes
galaxian
galaxies
galaxiid
galaxiids
galaxite
galaxites
galaxy
galaxylike
galaxywide
galbanum
galbanums
galbe
galbes

Literary usage of Galax

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1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"Today galax leaves have to a great extent taken the place of ivy leaves, ... Small green galax leaves are now used extensively for bunching with violets, ..."

2. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1905)
"Extermination of rhododendrons suggests that the galax ... After studying it up he reported to me that in colonial times galax ..."

3. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1915)
"THE galax ODOR BY EF ANDREWS Only those who are familiar with the galax ... There is nothing sharp or pungent about the galax, like the knock-down odor of ..."

4. A Sketch of the Botany of South-Carolina and Georgia by Stephen Elliott (1821)
"It Terms a serviceable application to wounds or ulcers, where the indication is to cicatrize them. galax. GEN. PL. Calyx 5-partitus. Pe- tala 5. ..."

5. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"galax Ivs., with their lovely shades of red or bronze, furnish some of the most ... galax is distinguished from the other genera by the corolla imparted, ..."

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