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phlox

 (flŏks)
n. pl. phlox or phlox·es
Any of various North American plants of the genus Phlox, having opposite leaves and flowers with a variously colored salverform corolla.

[New Latin Phlox, genus name, coined by Carolus Linnaeus, from Latin phlox, a kind of plant bearing showy, odorless flowers, from Greek, flame, wallflower (wallflowers being so called because of their flamelike color); see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

phlox

(flɒks)
n, pl phlox or phloxes
(Plants) any polemoniaceous plant of the chiefly North American genus Phlox: cultivated for their clusters of white, red, or purple flowers
[C18: via Latin from Greek: a plant of glowing colour, literally: flame]

phlox

(flɒks)

n., pl. phlox, phlox•es.
any plant of the genus Phlox, of North America, certain species of which are cultivated for their flowers.
[1700–10; < New Latin; Latin: a flame-colored plant < Greek phlóx literally, flame]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phlox - any polemoniaceous plant of the genus Phloxphlox - any polemoniaceous plant of the genus Phlox; chiefly North American; cultivated for their clusters of flowers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Phlox - herbaceous to shrubby evergreen or deciduous annuals or perennials, diffuse (spreading) or caespitose (tufted or matted); from Alaska and western Canada to Mexico
chickweed phlox, Phlox bifida, Phlox stellaria, sand phlox - low mat-forming herb of rocky places in United States
dwarf phlox, moss phlox, mountain phlox, Phlox subulata, moss pink - low tufted perennial phlox with needlelike evergreen leaves and pink or white flowers; native to United States and widely cultivated as a ground cover
fringed pink, ground pink, Linanthus dianthiflorus, moss pink - low wiry-stemmed branching herb or southern California having fringed pink flowers
evening-snow, Linanthus dichotomus - small California annual with white flowers
Translations

phlox

[flɒks] N (phlox or phloxes (pl)) → flox m

phlox

nPhlox m
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Was it, though, the ever beautiful blossoms of hollyhocks and phlox that drew him to the perfumed air of the garden, or that other infinitely more beautiful flower who wandered often among the blooms beneath the great moon--the black-haired, suntanned Meriem?
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Dwarf phlox THESE pretty low-growing plants provide rockeries and scree beds with plenty of colour at this time of year in many shades of pink, blue and white, tumbling over walls or creating flat carpets of flowers.
PHLOX This has to be one of my all-time favourite perennials, and the alpine phlox which are now in bloom come in a huge range of vivid colours, adding a vibrant splash to rockeries and raised beds, path edges or shingle areas, growing only a few inches tall but producing a mass of colour.
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If you like a casual look, try low-growing annual phlox, which produces an abundance of colorful blooms on plants 6 to 20 inches high.
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