crape myrtle


crape myrtle


Definition of CRAPE MYRTLE

:  an Asian shrub (Lagerstroemia indica) of the loosestrife family widely grown in warm regions for its flowers

First Known Use of CRAPE MYRTLE


crape myrtle

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Shrub (Lagerstroemia indica) of the loosestrife family, native to China and other tropical and subtropical countries and widely grown in warm regions for its flowers. About 25 varieties are cultivated, known primarily by the color of their clustered flowers, which range from white to pink, red, lavender, and bluish.


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