coltsfoot vs galaxy what difference

what is difference between coltsfoot and galaxy

English

Wikispecies

Etymology

From Middle English coltisfote, coltys fot, equivalent to colt +‎ -s- +‎ foot.

Noun

coltsfoot (plural coltsfoots or coltsfeet)

  1. An herbaceous plant, species Tussilago farfara, that grows in Europe and the Middle East.
  2. Various flowering plants in the genus Petasites native to Europe or Asia.
  3. Homogyne alpina (alpine coltsfoot or purple colt’s-foot).

Translations



English

Alternative forms

  • (Milky Way Galaxy): Galaxy

Etymology

From Middle English galaxye, galaxie, from Old French galaxie, from Latin galaxias, from Ancient Greek γαλαξίας (galaxías, Milky Way), from γάλα (gála, milk).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡaləksi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡæləksi/

Noun

galaxy (plural galaxies)

  1. (now rare) The Milky Way; the apparent band of concentrated stars which appears in the night sky over earth. [from 14th c.]
    • 1633, John Donne, “Sapho to Philænis”:
      So may thy cheekes red outweare scarlet dye, / And their white, whitenesse of the Galaxie […].
  2. (astronomy) Any of the collections of many millions or billions of stars, galactic dust, black holes, etc. existing as independent and coherent systems, of which there are billions in the known universe. [from 19th c.]
  3. (fashion, design) Any print or pattern reminiscent of a galaxy, generally consisting of blending, semiopaque patches of vibrant color on a dark background.
    • 2016, Reyna Young, Hanover Falls, page 42:
      Her walls and ceiling were covered with galaxy wallpaper; it was like stepping into space.
    • 2017, Rebekah L. Purdy, Incriminating Dating, unnumbered page:
      Her nerdy glasses sat perched on her face, and she wore a May the Force Be With You Tshirt with a black lace skirt, galaxy leggings, and a pair of white Star Wars Vans.
    • 2018, Isabel Scheck, Survival, page 15:
      She hurriedly said that she found an[sic] faded galaxy blanket. She loved galaxy patterned things.

Synonyms

  • (astronomy): G (abbreviation), star city, trichiliocosm (in Buddhism)

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Derived terms

Translations

References

  • galaxy on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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