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bean tree

noun

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


bean tree

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bean tree1

First recorded in 1610–20

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Example Sentences

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

It is often called "The Bean Tree" because its fruit is like a long bean in form.

For this purpose the coral bean-tree (Erythrina Corallodendrum) is chosen.

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

When the fenessi were absent, the wood-bean tree flourished and kindly sprinkled the ground with its fruit.

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