Meaning of “crape myrtle” in the English Dictionary

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"crape myrtle" in English

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crape myrtlenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌkreɪp ˈmɜː.təl/ us /ˌkreɪp ˈmɝː.t̬əl/

Examples from literature

  • It was well surrounded by crape myrtles, and communicated behind by a descending stair and a plank-walk with the rear entrance of the chapel over whose worshippers he daily spread his hands in benediction. 

(Definition of “crape myrtle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)