from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A low-growing eastern North American plant (Phlox subulata) forming dense, mosslike mats and widely cultivated for its profuse pink or white flowers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a plant of the genus Phlox (Phlox subulata), growing in patches on dry rocky hills in the Middle United States, and often cultivated for its handsome flowers.
  • n. See under Moss.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. low tufted perennial phlox with needlelike evergreen leaves and pink or white flowers; native to United States and widely cultivated as a ground cover
  • n. low wiry-stemmed branching herb or southern California having fringed pink flowers


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