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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.
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]
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]
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|Noun||1.||phlox - 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