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pepper tree

noun
1.
any of several chiefly South American, evergreen trees belonging to the genus Schinus, of the cashew family, cultivated in subtropical regions as an ornamental.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95
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  • One valley oak and several ornamentals, such as strawberry tree and pepper tree, were also found within the project limits.
  • The simple grave sites have a canopy of pepper tree boughs whose falling leavings provide a soft cushion to walk upon.
British Dictionary definitions for pepper tree

pepper tree

noun
1.
Also called mastic tree. any of several evergreen anacardiaceous trees of the chiefly South American genus Schinus, esp S. molle, having yellowish-white flowers and bright red ornamental fruits
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