silk tree

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

Origin of silk tree

First recorded in 1850–55
Also called mimosa.
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