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shade tree

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noun

a tree planted or valued for its shade.

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Nearby words

shaddai, shaddock, shade, shade cloth, shade deck, shade tree, shade-grown, shade-tree, shaded, shades, shades of

Origin of shade tree

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
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Word Origin and History for shade-tree

shade-tree


n.

1806, from shade (n.) + tree (n.).

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