annual phlox

noun

Definition of annual phlox

: any of various phloxes derived from an herb (Phlox drummondii) with erect stems usually less than 18 inches high, leaves 1 to 3 inches long, the upper ones alternate, and flowers in close clusters — compare perennial phlox

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First Known Use of annual phlox

1835, in the meaning defined above

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“Annual phlox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/annual%20phlox. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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