empress-tree

empress tree

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princess tree

noun
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:
1930–35, Americanism

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