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silk tree

noun
1.
a tree, Albizia julibrissin, of the legume family, native to Asia, having pinnate leaves and plumelike pink flowers and widely cultivated as an ornamental.
Also called mimosa.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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  • Other exotic species, such as princess tree and silk tree, are less aggressive but also displace native species.

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