devil tree

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noun


Nearby words

  1. devil dog,
  2. devil of a,
  3. devil ray,
  4. devil take the hindmost, the,
  5. devil to pay, the,
  6. devil's advocate,
  7. devil's bit,
  8. devil's club,
  9. devil's coach-horse,
  10. devil's darning needle

Origin of devil tree

First recorded in 1865–70

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for devil tree

  • But the Children of Darkness captured the city, and they enticed people up there so they could sacrifice them to the Devil-tree.

    The Stories of El Dorado|Frona Eunice Wait
  • And now she was evidently much discomposed about their adventure with the ‘devil-tree’; though she did not refer to it again.