- any of various trees or shrubs used in bonsai arrangements, especially when shaped to have flat-topped, asymmetrical branches.
- 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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- an artificial plant resembling a bonsai plant
perhaps from Ming