any of several chiefly South American, evergreen trees belonging to the genus Schinus, of the cashew family, cultivated in subtropical regions as an ornamental.
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Origin of pepper tree
First recorded in 1685–95
Words nearby pepper tree
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Example sentences from the Web for peppertree
The branches of a peppertree whose roots had been freshly watered wilted as a flower wilts when broken from the stalk.The Red Man's Continent|Ellsworth Huntington
British Dictionary definitions for peppertree (1 of 2)
/ (ˈpɛpəˌtriː) /
NZ another name for kawakawa
British Dictionary definitions for peppertree (2 of 2)
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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