ming tree

[ming]
noun
  1. any of various trees or shrubs used in bonsai arrangements, especially when shaped to have flat-topped, asymmetrical branches.
  2. an artificial tree created with plant material, wire, etc., to resemble such a bonsai tree.

Origin of ming tree

First recorded in 1945–50; perhaps named after Ming
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British Dictionary definitions for ming tree

ming tree

noun
  1. an artificial plant resembling a bonsai plant

Word Origin for ming tree

perhaps from Ming
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