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empress tree Syllabification: em·press tree

Definition of empress tree in English:


A fast-growing paulownia widely grown as an ornamental in the US and now considered an ecological threat, in light of its prolific growth and reproductive capacity.
  • paulownia tomentosa, family Scrophulariaceae
Example sentences
  • Overall rankings for tree-of heaven [Ailanthus altissima Swingle] and empress tree [Paulownia tomentosa (Thunb.)
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