crepe myrtle

noun

variants or crêpe myrtle

Examples of crepe myrtle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Towering sycamores, magnolias, pine and crepe myrtle trees shade lawns and houses. Debbie Funk, Washington Post, 17 Jan. 2024 The backyard blooms with several varieties of hydrangea, along with Russian sage, Rose of Sharon, elderberry bushes, crepe myrtle, weeping pine, and monkey puzzle trees. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 6 Nov. 2023 Drought-tolerant once established, crepe myrtles bloom in the heat of summer in shades of purple, pink, red, or white. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 21 July 2023 Eighty crepe myrtle trees were planted on the property, one for each of the Branch Davidians who died in 1993. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, 20 Apr. 2023 In Larchmont, the neighborhood the Langfords fell in love with, young children scratched chalk doodles on the sidewalks, college students and senior citizens ran side by side on nature trails, and crepe myrtle trees popped pink along silent streets. Jake Bittle, The Atlantic, 20 Feb. 2023 As for trees from elsewhere, Smith says the crepe myrtle of the south could be a good example. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, 10 Jan. 2023 Examples of shrubs that flower on new growth include crepe myrtle (Lagerstroemia species), beauty berry (Callicarpa species) and butterfly bush (Buddleia species). Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 22 Oct. 2022 Back at their Alexandria home, where Schroen enjoyed tending to their rescue dog, Gracie, and watching cardinals flock to the bird feeders by the crepe myrtle, McFadden walked into her bedroom. Ian Shapira, Washington Post, 9 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crepe myrtle was in 1916

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“Crepe myrtle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crepe%20myrtle. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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crepe myrtle

noun
variants or crêpe myrtle
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