Definition of Phlox

1. Noun. Any polemoniaceous plant of the genus Phlox; chiefly North American; cultivated for their clusters of flowers.




Definition of Phlox

1. n. A genus of American herbs, having showy red, white, or purple flowers.

Definition of Phlox

1. Noun. Any flowering plant of the genus ''Phlox''. ¹

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Definition of Phlox

1. a flowering plant [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Phlox

1. A genus of American herbs, having showy red, white, or purple flowers. Phlox worm, the larva of an American moth (Heliothis phloxiphaga). It is destructive to phloxes. Phlox subulata, the moss pink. See Moss. Origin: L, a kind of flower, fr. Gr. Flame, fr. To burn. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phlox

phloretic acid
phloretin
phlorhizin
phloridzin
phlorizin
phlorizin diabetes
phlorizin glycosuria
phlorizins
phloroglucin
phloroglucinol
phloroglucinol reductase
phloroglucinols
phlorol
phlorols
phlorone
phlox (current term)
phlox family
phloxes
phloxine
phloxlike
phlyctena
phlyctenae
phlyctenar
phlyctenoid
phlyctenosis
phlyctenous
phlyctenula
phlyctenular
phlyctenular conjunctivitis
phlyctenular keratitis

Literary usage of Phlox

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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1898)
"Douglas' phlox. (Fig. 2982.) phlox ... Leaves longer, 8"- 12" long, less fascicled at the nodes. Range of the type. phlox ..."

2. Southern Wild Flowers and Trees: Together with Shrubs, Vines and Various by Alice Lounsberry (1901)
"But to do away with this idea one has only to seethe little one, phlox subulata, covering hundreds of acres, or the crawling one, phlox reptans as it lays ..."

3. Rural Affairs by John Jacob Thomas (1875)
"Moss PINK, (phlox subulata,) fig. 41, although a native, is already well known ... phlox setacea, formerly supposed to be a distinct species, has also pink ..."

4. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1917)
"ARE there two distinct species of phlox included under the name of phlox ... (Lapham), Western Eastern Form Western Form phlox ..."

5. Landscape Gardening: Notes and Suggestions on Lawns and Lawn Planting by Samuel Parsons (1895)
"Very charming in early spring are the dwarf phloxes (phlox subulata). ... One valuable quality of this phlox is that it will flourish on the smallest amount ..."

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