Phlox



[floks] /flɒks/

noun
1.
any plant of the genus Phlox, of North America, certain species of which are cultivated for their showy flowers of various colors.
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2.
the flower of this plant.
/flɒks/
noun (pl) phlox, phloxes
1.
any polemoniaceous plant of the chiefly North American genus Phlox: cultivated for their clusters of white, red, or purple flowers
n.

1706, from Latin, where it was the name of a flower (Pliny), from Greek phlox “kind of plant with showy flowers” (probably Silene vulgaris), literally “flame,” related to phlegein “to burn” (see bleach (v.)). Applied to the North American flowering plant by German botanist Johann Jakob Dillenius (1684-1747).

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