noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1753 an evergreen herb (Galax urceolata syn. G. aphylla of the order Diapensiales) of the southeastern United States that has glossy leaves and is related to the heaths (order Ericales)

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  • Galax — Galax, VA U.S. city in Virginia Population (2000): 6837 Housing Units (2000): 3217 Land area (2000): 8.228278 sq. miles (21.311140 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 8.228278 sq. miles (21.311140 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • galax — ☆ galax [gā′laks΄ ] n. [ModL, prob. < Gr gala, milk (see GALACTIC): from its white flower] a dicotyledonous evergreen plant (Galax aphylla) of the SE U.S., with shiny leaves (often used in wreaths) and small, white flowers …   English World dictionary

  • Galax — (G. L.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Ericaceae Pyroaceae, 1. Ordn. 5. Kl. L.: Art: G. aphylla, in Virginien …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Galax — L., Gattung der Diapensiazeen mit der einzigen Art G. aphylla L., eine Staude mit dichter, immergrüner Rosette, aus herzförmigen, gekerbten Blättern und weißen Blüten in langen Ähren, wächst in bewaldeten Gebirgen von Virginien bis Georgia. Die… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Galax —   Galax …   Wikipedia Español

  • Galax — Taxobox name = Galax regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Ericales familia = Diapensiaceae genus = Galax Sims species = G. urceolata binomial = Galax urceolata binomial authority = (Poir.) Brummit Galax… …   Wikipedia

  • Galax — 36° 39′ 52″ N 80° 55′ 12″ W / 36.664444, 80.920000 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Galax — ID 36106 Symbol Key GALAX Common Name galax Family Diapensiaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, GA, KY, MA, NC, NY, OH, SC, TN, VA, WV Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • galax — 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 • Syn: ↑galaxy, ↑wandflower, ↑beetleweed, ↑coltsfoot, ↑Galax urceolata •… …   Useful english dictionary

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