buckwheat tree

buckwheat tree

noun
tree of low-lying coastal areas of southeastern United States having glossy leaves and racemes of fragrant white flowers [syn: titi
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buckwheat tree

(Cliftonia monophylla), evergreen shrub or small tree of the family Cyrillaceae, native to southern North America. It grows to about 15 m (50 feet) tall and has oblong or lance-shaped leaves about 4-5 cm (1.5-2 inches) long. Its fragrant white or pinkish flowers, about 1 cm across, are much visited by bees.

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