a tree, Albizia julibrissin, of the legume family, native to Asia, having pinnate leaves and plumelike pink flowers and widely cultivated as an ornamental.
- Also called mimosa.
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How to use silk tree in a sentence
The castor-oil plant has been introduced, but as yet the unprofitable silk-tree and the wild bushes are far more common.Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 428 | Various
The Dahomans worshiped snakes, a silk tree, a poison tree and a kind of ocean god whom they called Hu.Negro Folk Rhymes | Thomas W. Talley