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princess tree

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noun

a Chinese tree, Paulownia tomentosa, of the bignonia family, having hairy leaves and clusters of fragrant, violet flowers, naturalized in the eastern U.S.

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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Also called karri-tree, empress tree.

Origin of princess tree

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35
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