phlox

[ floks ]
/ flɒks /
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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.

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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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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