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empress tree

noun

princess tree

noun
1.
a Chinese tree, Paulownia tomentosa, of the bignonia family, having hairy leaves and clusters of fragrant, violet flowers, naturalized in the eastern U.S.
Also called karri-tree, empress tree.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35, Americanism
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