crepe myrtle

noun
variants: or crêpe myrtle

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All the trees adjacent to the buildings, which include crepe myrtles, and along the perimeter of the property also will remain. Martin E. Comas, orlandosentinel.com, "Trees or solar panels? JPMorgan plans to chop 150 trees at Seminole parking lots for solar canopies," 9 Aug. 2019 Plants that once died in the cold — crepe myrtles, camellias — now do just fine. John Kelly, Washington Post, "Branch manager: A visit with the tree whisperer of Brookside Gardens," 22 July 2019 Tourists have entered our home’s gate to take close-up pictures of our Easter lilies, have climbed onto our front porch for selfies, have drunkenly urinated on our crepe myrtles in broad daylight with the help of girlfriends. Anne Gisleson, Curbed, "Bywater faces its future," 23 May 2018 People sprucing up their property should definitely consider crepe myrtle, according to Jonathan Dedon, chairman of the Slidell Tree Board and a professional arborist. Carol Wolfram, NOLA.com, "It's easy being green, thanks to Slidell Tree Board," 28 Jan. 2018 Naples Botanical Garden What do towering bamboos, crepe myrtle, jack fruit banyan trees, orange bromeliads and bougainvillea have in common? New York Times, "6 Great Gardens to Visit in Florida," 16 Feb. 2018

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1916, in the meaning defined above

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