Definition of Judas tree in English:

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Judas tree

Pronunciation: /ˈjo͞odəs ˌtrē/


A Mediterranean tree of the pea family, with purple flowers that typically appear before the rounded leaves.
  • Cercis siliquastrum, family Leguminosae.
Example sentences
  • In spring in the Gilbert-Carter Memorial Garden, the foaming heads of white cow parsley provide a superb foil to the pink peaflowers of the Judas tree.

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Syllabification: Ju·das tree

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