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Franklin tree

[ frangk-lin tree ]
/ ˈfræŋk lɪn ˈtri /
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noun
a deciduous tree, Franklinia alatamaha, the sole member of this genus, of the tea family, having large, white, fragrant flowers: one of the rarest trees in the world, native to the Altamaha River valley in Georgia and now known only in cultivation.
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Also called lost ca·mel·lia .

Origin of Franklin tree

First recorded in 1765–75; named after Benjamin Franklin
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