any of several trees bearing pods resembling those of a bean, as the catalpa and the carob tree.
the laburnum, Laburnum anagyroides.
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Origin of bean tree
First recorded in 1610–20
Words nearby bean tree
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Example sentences from the Web for bean tree
After crossing the range, we found the bean-tree in blossom; it was magnificent.Explorations in Australia, The Journals of John McDouall Stuart|John McDouall Stuart
The most beautiful and valuable of the ornamental woods are red cedar, silky oak, bean-tree, and maple.Our First Half-Century|Government of Queensland
British Dictionary definitions for bean tree
any of various trees having beanlike pods, such as the catalpa and carob
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