Found 2 items, similar to Crape myrtle.
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Definition: crape myrtle
n : ornamental shrub from eastern India commonly planted in the
southern United States [syn: crepe myrtle
, crepe flower
, Lagerstroemia indica
English → English
Definition: Crape myrtle
(m[~e]r"t'l), n. [F. myrtil bilberry, prop., a
little myrtle, from myrte myrtle, L. myrtus, murtus, Gr.
my`rtos; cf. Per. m[=u]rd.] (Bot.)
A species of the genus Myrtus
, especially Myrtus communis
. The common myrtle has a shrubby, upright stem,
eight or ten feet high. Its branches form a close, full head,
thickly covered with ovate or lanceolate evergreen leaves. It
has solitary axillary white or rosy flowers, followed by
black several-seeded berries. The ancients considered it
sacred to Venus. The flowers, leaves, and berries are used
variously in perfumery and as a condiment, and the
beautifully mottled wood is used in turning.
Note: The name is also popularly but wrongly applied in
America to two creeping plants, the blue-flowered
periwinkle and the yellow-flowered moneywort. In the
West Indies several myrtaceous shrubs are called
, the sweet gale.
. See under Crape
(Zo["o]l.), a North American wood warbler
); -- called also myrtle bird
, and yellow-crowned warbler
. (Bot.) See Bayberry tallow
, under Bayberry
, a low, branching evergreen shrub (Leiophyllum buxifolium
), growing in New Jersey and southward.
). See Bayberry
(kr[=a]p), n. [F. cr[^e]pe, fr. L. crispus curled,
crisped. See Crisp
A thin, crimped stuff, made of raw silk gummed and twisted on
the mill. Black crape is much used for mourning garments,
also for the dress of some clergymen.
A saint in crape is twice a saint in lawn. --Pope.
(Bot.), a very ornamental shrub
) from the East Indies, often
planted in the Southern United States. Its foliage is like
that of the myrtle, and the flower has wavy crisped
. See Canton crape