Definitions for galaxˈgeɪ læks
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a plant, Galax urceolata, of the southeastern U.S., having rounded evergreen leaves and spikes of small white flowers.
Origin of galax:
1745–55; < NL < Gk gál(a) milk + L -āx n. suffix
galax, galaxy, wandflower, beetleweed, coltsfoot, Galax urceolata(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
Galax is a genus in the flowering plant family Diapensiaceae, containing a single species, Galax urceolata. It is native to the southeastern United States from Massachusetts and New York south to northern Alabama, growing mainly in the Appalachian Mountains at altitudes of up to 1,500 m, where it grows in shaded places in forests. It is an evergreen herbaceous perennial plant growing to 30–45 cm tall, with a rosette of leathery leaves which grow only at the base of the plant, and turn brown during winter. The leaves are a rounded cardioid shape, 2.5–7.5 cm diameter, rarely up to 15 cm, with a serrated margin with rounded "teeth". The flowers are produced in late spring to early summer, white in color and on a single spike-like raceme 15–25 cm long on top of a 20–50 cm tall stem. Each individual flower has five petals, and is up to 4 mm or 0.15 inches in diameter. The fruit is a small capsule containing numerous seeds. The leaves are often harvested for the floristry industry; concern has been expressed over excessive exploitation, and collection is now restricted in many areas. It has also been used in herbalism to treat cuts and kidney ailments. It is occasionally grown as an ornamental plant in gardens.
Translations for galax
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a very large group of stars.
- galáxiaPortuguese (BR)
- die GalaxieGerman
- आकाश गंगाHindi
- vetrarbraut, stjörnuþokaIcelandic
- 성운, 은하Korean
- galaksi, yıldız kümesi, gökadaTurkish
- 星系Chinese (Trad.)
- thiên hàVietnamese
- 星系Chinese (Simp.)
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