sausage tree

sausage tree

noun
a tropical African tree, Kigelia pinnata, having red, bell-shaped flowers and large, sausage-shaped fruits hanging from very long stalks.
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sausage tree

(Kigelia africana), tropical tree, the only species of its genus (family Bignoniaceae). It grows 6 to 12 metres (20 to 40 feet) tall and bears sausagelike fruits, 30 to 60 cm (1 to 2 feet) long, which hang down on long, cordlike stalks. It is native to Africa

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