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bean tree

  1. any of several trees bearing pods resembling those of a bean, as the catalpa and the carob tree.
  2. the laburnum, Laburnum anagyroides.
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Origin of bean tree

First recorded in 1610–20
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Historical Examples of bean tree

  • The most beautiful and valuable of the ornamental woods are red cedar, silky oak, bean-tree, and maple.

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  • After crossing the range, we found the bean-tree in blossom; it was magnificent.

British Dictionary definitions for bean tree

bean tree

  1. any of various trees having beanlike pods, such as the catalpa and carob
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