phlox

[ floks ]
/ flɒks /

noun

any plant of the genus Phlox, of North America, certain species of which are cultivated for their showy flowers of various colors.Compare phlox family.
the flower of this plant.

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Origin of phlox

1595–1605; <Medieval Latin, special use of Latin phlox<Greek phlóx a flame-colored plant, literally, flame. See phlegm, phlogistic
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British Dictionary definitions for phlox

phlox
/ (flɒks) /

noun plural phlox or phloxes

any polemoniaceous plant of the chiefly North American genus Phlox: cultivated for their clusters of white, red, or purple flowers

Word Origin for phlox

C18: via Latin from Greek: a plant of glowing colour, literally: flame
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