pepper tree

noun
  1. any of several chiefly South American, evergreen trees belonging to the genus Schinus, of the cashew family, cultivated in subtropical regions as an ornamental.

Origin of pepper tree

First recorded in 1685–95
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pepper tree

noun
  1. Also called: mastic tree any of several evergreen anacardiaceous trees of the chiefly South American genus Schinus, esp S. molle, having yellowish-white flowers and bright red ornamental fruits
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