crepe myrtle

noun
variants: or crêpe myrtle

Definition of crepe myrtle

Examples of crepe myrtle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inside the bed, a welcoming pair of Adirondack chairs are bookended by a crepe myrtle and a live oak tree. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, 12 Apr. 2022 Instead of being jammed into a tiny office with his staff — the equivalent of a freshman dorm in college — he was provided a roomy suite in the desirable Rayburn House Office Building overlooking a courtyard surrounded by crepe myrtle trees. Washington Post, 29 Aug. 2021 Reflecting pools are illuminated at night, and a grove of crepe myrtle trees provide a canopy of shade. BostonGlobe.com, 21 June 2021 Instead of being jammed into a tiny office with his staff — the equivalent of a freshman dorm in college — he was provided a roomy suite in the desirable Rayburn Office Building overlooking a courtyard surrounded by crepe myrtle trees. Jeff Barker, baltimoresun.com, 23 Aug. 2021 Trees with peeling bark, such as heptacodium and crepe myrtle, offer winter interest. Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, 2 Aug. 2021 This includes even South Texas natives such as crepe myrtle, mesquite and huisache. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, 21 May 2021 Other new trees planned for the site are fruitless olive trees, crepe myrtle and Washingtonia palms as well as agave, aloe, flax lily and other shrubs and ground cover. San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Mar. 2021 For example, the hardiness rating for a crepe myrtle may be USDA Zones 6-9. Steve Bender, Southern Living, 4 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of crepe myrtle

1916, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

23 May 2022

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“Crepe myrtle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crepe%20myrtle. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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