Definition of phlox noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//flɒks//
    ; NAmE NAmE//flɑːks//
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  1. 1a tall garden plant with groups of white, blue or red flowers with a sweet smell
  2. 2a low, spreading plant with small white, blue or pink flowers
  3. Word Originmodern Latin, from Latin, denoting a flame-coloured flower, from Greek, literally ‘flame’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: phlox