Meaning of crape myrtle

crape' myr"tle

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a tall Chinese shrub, Lagerstroemia indica, of the loosestrife family, having clusters of crinkled red, pink, purple, or white flowers, grown as an ornamental in the southern and western U.S.
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