crepe myrtle

noun
variants: or crêpe myrtle

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Recent Examples on the Web The cemetery is spread across 15 mostly flat acres, outlined by Bradford pear trees and crepe myrtles. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "Little Richard’s deep, slightly complicated Alabama roots," 20 May 2020 Natchez’ crepe myrtle and cedar tree in the center bed, adding a Japanese maple for screening and shade as well as low-lying spreading yews, lavender phlox, and lamb’s ears. Grace Haynes, Southern Living, "Peek Inside an Alabama Backyard Retreat Built for Embracing Nature," 25 Apr. 2020 There’s an occasional geranium and a few crepe myrtles (Lagerstroemia species), but other than that, there’s little a Kentucky gardener would recognize as anything other than a house plant. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "Wait, what are these Kentucky-type plants doing in this Florida cypress tupelo swamp?," 14 Feb. 2020 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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“Crepe myrtle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crepe%20myrtle. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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