spindle tree

  1. any of various shrubs or trees of the genus Euonymus, esp E. europaeus, of Europe and W Asia, typically having red fruits and yielding a hard wood formerly used in making spindles: family Celastraceae

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How to use spindle tree in a sentence

  • Opposite leaves of Euonymus, or Spindle-tree, showing the successive pairs crossing each other at right angles.

  • However, betwixt the spare branches of the spindle-tree the child had seen the incident.

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  • The large-fruited Euonymus (spindle tree) is another good thing too little grown.

  • Half hidden by a spindle tree, they were sitting on the grass in the middle of the lawn.

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