crepe myrtle


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crepe myrtle

n.
Variant of crape myrtle.

crepe myrtle

n
(Plants) a variant spelling of crape myrtle

crape′

(or crepe′) myr`tle


n.
a tall, ornamental Chinese shrub, Lagerstroemiaindica, of the loosestrife family, having clusters of crinkled pink, purple, or white flowers.
[1840–50, Amer.]
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Noun1.crepe myrtle - ornamental shrub from eastern India commonly planted in the southern United States
genus Lagerstroemia, Lagerstroemia - shrubs or small trees of tropical Asia and Africa usually with showy white, pink, or purplish flowers
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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The girl was quite as tall as her aunt Pelagie, with dark eyes that reflected joy as a still pool reflects the light of stars; and her rounded cheek was tinged like the pink crepe myrtle.
The stories and folklore surrounding the storm flourished for decades--a woman found a baby in a crepe myrtle, a cow flew upside down, etc.
The Wilemans Belle Isle Neighborhood Association is flush with trees and shrubs such as crepe myrtle and is generously willing to suggest how to care for them.
Caption: A carbon-sampling device placed beside a crepe myrtle plant measures carbon escaping from the soil.
The landscape materials include live oak and crepe myrtle trees and must be installed per the plans and specifications provided by Buford Davis and Associates.
The mix of shapes and sizes includes cascades of wisteria blossoms, hardy orange and crepe myrtle trees covered with white flowers, tiny primroses and tall asters.
Q: My crepe myrtle tree has an oil-like substance dripping all around the base, the leaves are wilting and the trunk has white stuff on it.
Mediterranean myrtle is not to be confused with the more common crepe myrtle.
Rickert hired Hazeltine Nurseries to tame it--but not too much; the front yard, with its abundant coconut palms, bamboo stands, mango and crepe myrtle trees, conveys just the right old-Florida feeling for the neighborhood.
Goodbye crepe myrtle and the vertigo of the last hundred years
Even now, all I know of family was what I saw in those photographs: twig of crepe myrtle stuck in a baby's wicker basinette, pinky ring on a young soldier, the pomade and stocking cap waves in an uncle's hair, if he was an uncle at all.
One-acre squares overflow with magnolias, azaleas, palms, fuchsia, crepe myrtle and oleander but it is the streets that are breathtaking.