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Definition of "galax" [galax]

  • A stemless evergreen perennial plant (Galax urceolata) of the eastern United States, having a rosette of glossy, heart-shaped leaves and small white flowers in spikelike clusters. Also called beetleweed, coltsfoot, wandflower. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "galax" in a sentence
  • "Other mountain flora found here include rhododendron, azalea, galax, mountain laurel, pitch pine, table mountain pine, and various ferns."
  • "There were huge blooming patches of galax, fire-weed, and other wildflowers on the hillside far above me, but there was a very attractive dead snag-if one was a bee-poking out of the heavy growth some way below."
  • "Displayed on mantel or table with the Bible, a taper, sprigs of galax, so that the effect was altarlike."
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