- a spreading, round-headed tree, Sophora japonica, of the legume family, native to China and Korea, having yellowish-white flowers in loose, showy clusters, grown widely as a street tree.
Also called Chinese scholar tree, Japanese pagoda tree.
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- a Chinese leguminous tree, Sophora japonica, with ornamental white flowers and dark green foliage
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