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phlox

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noun \ˈfläks\

Simple Definition of phlox

  • : a tall plant that has groups of white, pink, or purple flowers

Full Definition of phlox

plural phlox or phlox·es

  1. :  any of a genus (Phlox of the family Polemoniaceae, the phlox family) of American annual or perennial herbs that have usually pink, purplish, white, or variegated flowers, a salverform corolla with the stamens on its tube, and a 3-valved capsular fruit

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Origin of phlox

New Latin, from Latin, a flower, from Greek, flame, wallflower


First Known Use: circa 1706

Rhymes with phlox

box, cox, fox, lox, ox, pax, pox


PHLOX Defined for Kids

phlox

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noun \ˈfläks\

Definition of phlox

plural phlox or phlox·es

  1. :  a plant grown for its showy clusters of usually white, pink, or purplish flowers




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