crape myrtle definition

  • noun:
    • A deciduous shrub (Lagerstroemia indica) native to China and extensively cultivated in hot regions for its showy clusters of variously coloured flowers with crinkled petals.
    • the genus Lagerstroemia, household Lythraceae, shrubs or little trees, particular of which tend to be ornamental, bearing big gaudy blooms.
    • a rather decorative shrub (Lagerströmia Indica) through the East Indies, frequently planted in Southern United States. Its vegetation is like that the myrtle, therefore the flower has actually wavy crisped petals.
    • an tall East Indian and Chinese shrub (Lagerstroemia indica of loosestrife family members, generally grown in south and Western U. S. as an ornamental shrub. This has clusters of purple, white, purple, or red plants.
    • See under Crape.
    • A shrub, Lagerstræmia Indica. Also known as Indian lilac. See lilac and Lagerstræmia.
    • ornamental shrub from eastern India generally planted into the south usa

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