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ming tree

[ming] /mɪŋ/
noun
1.
any of various trees or shrubs used in bonsai arrangements, especially when shaped to have flat-topped, asymmetrical branches.
2.
an artificial tree created with plant material, wire, etc., to resemble such a bonsai tree.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; perhaps named after Ming
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ming tree

noun
1.
an artificial plant resembling a bonsai plant
Word Origin
perhaps from Ming
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