Franklin tree

[ frangk-lin tree ]

  1. 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.

Origin of Franklin tree

First recorded in 1765–75; named after Benjamin Franklin
  • Also called lost ca·mel·lia .

Words Nearby Franklin tree Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023