crape-myrtle

crape myrtle

noun
a tall Chinese shrub, Lagerstroemia indica, of the loosestrife family, having clusters of crinkled red, pink, purple, or white flowers, grown as an ornamental in the southern and western U.S.


Origin:
1840–50, Americanism

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crape myrtle or crepe myrtle
 
n
an oriental lythraceous shrub, Lagerstroemia indica, cultivated in warm climates for its pink, red, or white flowers
 
crepe myrtle or crepe myrtle
 
n

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