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-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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