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silk tree

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noun

a tree, Albizia julibrissin, of the legume family, native to Asia, having pinnate leaves and plumelike pink flowers and widely cultivated as an ornamental.

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Also called mimosa.

Origin of silk tree

First recorded in 1850–55
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