crape myrtle

or crepe myrtle


noun
  1. a tall Chinese shrub, Lagerstroemia indica, of the loosestrife family, having clusters of crinkled red, pink, purple, or white flowers, grown as an ornamental in the southern and western U.S.

Origin of crape myrtle

1
An Americanism dating back to 1840–50

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British Dictionary definitions for crape myrtle

crape myrtle

noun
  1. an oriental lythraceous shrub, Lagerstroemia indica, cultivated in warm climates for its pink, red, or white flowers

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