Phlox meaning

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Any of various North American plants of the genus Phlox, having opposite leaves and flowers with a variously colored salverform corolla.
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Any of a genus (Phlox) of chiefly North American plants of the phlox family with opposite leaves and white, pink, red, or bluish flowers.
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Designating a family (Polemoniaceae, order Solanales) of dicotyledonous plants, including Jacob's ladder.
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Any flowering plant of the genus Phlox.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Polemoniaceae.
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Origin of phlox

  • Latin a kind of flame-colored flower from Greek flame, wallflower bhel-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition