golden rain tree


noun

an ornamental tree, Koelreuteria paniculata, of the soapberry family, native to China and adjacent areas, having pinnate leaves, large clusters of fragrant yellow flowers, and inflated pods containing black seeds used as beads.

Nearby words

  1. golden parachute,
  2. golden perch,
  3. golden pheasant,
  4. golden plover,
  5. golden ragwort,
  6. golden ratio,
  7. golden retriever,
  8. golden rose,
  9. golden rule,
  10. golden section

Origin of golden rain tree

First recorded in 1925–30

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