silk tree

  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

Words Nearby silk tree Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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.

  • 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