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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 of pepper tree
1685-1695
1685-95
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  • The branches of a peppertree whose roots had been freshly watered wilted as a flower wilts when broken from the stalk.

    The Red Man's Continent Ellsworth Huntington
British Dictionary definitions for peppertree

peppertree

/ˈpɛpəˌtriː/
noun
1.
(NZ) another name for kawakawa

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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