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 for Phlox
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  phlox \phlox\ (fl[o^]ks), n. [L., a kind of flower, fr. Gr.
     flo`x flame, fr. fle`gein to burn.] (Bot.)
     A genus of American herbs, having showy red, white, or purple
     [1913 Webster]
     Phlox worm (Zool.), the larva of an American moth
        ({Heliothis phloxiphaga). It is destructive to phloxes.
     Phlox subulata, the moss pink. See under Moss.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: any polemoniaceous plant of the genus Phlox; chiefly North
           American; cultivated for their clusters of flowers

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