crepe myrtle

noun

Origin:
1840–50

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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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The gardens are evergreen, with many varieties of boxwood, camellias and crepe myrtle.
The woodchip mulches had no inhibitory effect on the growth of crepe myrtle plants.
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