Lagerstroemia

noun
La·​ger·​stroe·​mia | \ ˌlāgə(r)ˈstrēmēə, ˌläg-, ˌlag- \

Definition of Lagerstroemia

: a genus of shrubs (family Lythraceae) of tropical Asia and Africa with usually showy paniculate flowers and capsular fruits with winged seeds — see crape myrtle

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History and Etymology for Lagerstroemia

New Latin, from Magnus Lagerstroem †1759 Swedish naturalist and merchant + New Latin -ia

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“Lagerstroemia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lagerstroemia. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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