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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n galax 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
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n galax A genus of plants, referred to the natural order Diapensiaceæ, of a single species, G. aphylla, found in open woods from Virginia to Georgia. It is a stemless evergreen, with round-cordate leaves and a tall scape bearing a slender raceme of numerous small white flowers.
    • n galax The plant Galax aphylla, known also as galaxy and beetle-weed. Because of its persistent shining leaves galax is gathered in large quantities and sold by florists for ornamental purposes.
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In literature:

Galax aphylla, 108. heart-leaved, 108.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood

In news:

Virginia state parks saw an upsurge in visitation last year, but not on the trail that runs through Galax, Carroll and Grayson.
Galax boys' state tournament gallery.
Galax Police Chief Rick Clark opened his annual crime report to city council last Monday by first noting that he was accused by a caller in The Gazette's Reader Hotline for being oblivious to some forms of crime that happen in Galax.
Winnie Gay Dalton Rector Staples, age 73, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Golden Living Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Galax, VA. She was born to Roscoe and Tokie Dalton in Carroll County, Virginia on Wednesday August 9, 1939.
The Galax High School Athletic Boosters will meet at 6:30 pm at the school library.
Vinton and Galax will receive big money for revitalization projects.
605 McArthur St Galax, VA, 24333, United States.
Rural Retreat faced a tough Galax squad Friday night.
Two Galax men were arrested on drug charges Friday when stopped during a "Click It or Ticket" selective enforcement in the city.
Galax's composite 300 would have won the tournament by at least eight shots most years.
A Galax man escaped a foot chase Nov 4 on Glendale Road in Galax.
' Sprung Is Here' — for 47 years at Galax convention.
Folk pioneer and bluegrass legend Roger Sprung holds court at his annual jam sessions at the Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention.
Trooper Jessie Tilson recently used his talents to brighten up the Virginia State Police headquarters in Galax.

In science:

In summary, the synthesis presented in §6.1 aims to diagnose whether or not the clusters are dynamically mature using independent probes of dark matter (inferred from the lensing mass maps), hot intra–cluster gas and cluster galax ies.
A Hubble Space Telescope Lensing Survey of X-ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters: IV. Mass, Structure and Thermodynamics of Cluster Cores at z=0.2
Note the sharp cutoff for Hubble-flow galax ies with MB < M ⋆ .
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
More data on the recession velocities of the neighbours are needed in order to access a de finitive picture of the environment of each CIG galax y.
Star formation in isolated AMIGA galaxies: dynamical influence of bars
Also, the mass fraction of stars bound to cluster galax ies agrees very well with observations in our simulations with AGN.
Simulations of AGN feedback in galaxy clusters and groups: impact on gas fractions and the Lx-T scaling relation
The black contours are drawn from the velocity field which was used for the estimate of the dynam ical center (bulk velocity field from Oh et al. 2008 for IC 2574, her mite velocity field from de Blok et al. 2008 for the other galax ies).
Dynamical Centers and Non-Circular Motions in THINGS Galaxies: Implications for Dark Matter Halos
Morgan (1958, 1959) has introduced a classification of galax ies based on their nuclear region stellar population.
AGNs with composite spectra II. Additional data
The inflection marks the point where the highest galax ies velocities change from being associated with the largest scales (due to infall), to instead be linked to the smallest scales (due to FOG).
Testing cosmological structure formation using redshift-space distortions
Sect. 4.3 focuses on the determination of the local tidal gravitational field from an ensemble of galax y images.
Weak Gravitational Lensing
By contrast, for QSOs with modest luminosity (-25.3 < MB < -21.5), the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) optical imaging observations of QSOs at z ∼ 2 found in the Galaxy Evolution from Morphologies and SEDs (GEMS) survey field reveal modest star formation in their host galax ies (Jahnke et al. 2004).
Host Galaxies of the High-redshift AGNs in the GOODS Fields
The Seyfert I galax y Cal F, only 10′ away from NGC 1818, is located behind the LMC (Geha et al. 2003).
Evolution of X-ray emission from young massive star clusters
The fact that both our multi-component model and these power-law models produce excellent fits to the integrated spectra of galax ies implies that the required ‘sufficient number’ of discrete co mponents postulated above must be approximately four.
Decomposing Dusty Galaxies. I. Multi-Component Spectral Energy Distribution Fitting
This implies that at ¯z = 2 cosmic variance is a significant source of uncertainty for small fields and massive galax ies.
A Cosmic Variance Cookbook
Smith (ASP: San Francisco), p. 530 . 1994 in Nuclei of Normal Galaxes: Lessons from the Galactic Center ed. R.
Ultraviolet Radiation from Evolved Stellar Populations: II. The Ultraviolet Upturn Phenomenon in Elliptical Galaxies