crape myrtle

noun

Definition of crape myrtle

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

Examples of crape myrtle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is only one mature tree, a large crape myrtle at the southwest end of the park, which somehow managed to survive the site’s previous life as a parking lot. Mark Lamster, Dallas News, "With West End Square, Dallas gets a (very) smart park," 25 Mar. 2021 Beneath a crape myrtle at the edge of a lawn in Norfolk lies a fairy village. Ben Finley, Star Tribune, "Pixie post: Fairy letters offer advice, respite in Virginia," 20 Oct. 2020 Beneath a crape myrtle at the edge of a lawn in Norfolk lies a fairy village. Ben Finley, Star Tribune, "Pixie post: Fairy letters offer advice, respite in Virginia," 20 Oct. 2020 Beneath a crape myrtle at the edge of a lawn in Norfolk lies a fairy village. Ben Finley, Star Tribune, "Pixie post: Fairy letters offer advice, respite in Virginia," 20 Oct. 2020 My favorite flowering trees include crape myrtle, Mexican buckeye, Mexican plum, desert willow, Eve’s necklace, catclaw acacia, rusty blackhaw viburnum and Walter’s viburnum. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, "Maples, oaks, elms and more: These are the best trees for North Texas," 19 Nov. 2020 Beneath a crape myrtle at the edge of a lawn in Norfolk lies a fairy village. Ben Finley, Star Tribune, "Pixie post: Fairy letters offer advice, respite in Virginia," 20 Oct. 2020 Beneath a crape myrtle at the edge of a lawn in Norfolk lies a fairy village. Ben Finley, Star Tribune, "Pixie post: Fairy letters offer advice, respite in Virginia," 20 Oct. 2020 Beneath a crape myrtle at the edge of a lawn in Norfolk lies a fairy village. Ben Finley, Star Tribune, "Pixie post: Fairy letters offer advice, respite in Virginia," 20 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of crape myrtle

1850, in the meaning defined above

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17 Apr 2021

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“Crape myrtle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crape%20myrtle. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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