silk-tree

silk tree

noun
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:
1850–55

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silk tree

noun
attractive domed or flat-topped Asiatic tree having bipinnate leaves and flowers with long silky stamens 
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