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phlox Syllabification: phlox

Definition of phlox in English:


A North American plant that typically has dense clusters of colorful scented flowers, widely grown as a rock-garden or border plant.
  • Genus Phlox, family Polemoniaceae
Example sentences
  • Creeping phlox, thyme and aubrietia grow between terrace stones, in typical English fashion, next to a creeping bent lawn.
  • If you pick perennial plants, like the alpine phlox or gazania, then you can divide them and propagate them throughout the border.
  • Try poppies, cornflowers, stocks, love-in-a-mist, cosmos, mignonette, larkspur, honesty, ox-eye daisies, marigolds, phlox, sunflowers, zinnias - whatever takes your fancy.


Modern Latin, from Latin, denoting a flame-colored flower, from Greek, literally 'flame'.

Words that rhyme with phlox

box, cox, detox, fox, Foxe, Knox, lox, outfox, ox, pox, Stocks
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