Definition of handkerchief tree in English:

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handkerchief tree

noun

Another term for dove tree.
Example sentences
  • Davidia involucrata is commonly called the ‘handkerchief tree ‘or the ‘dove tree‘.
  • We also have the biggest handkerchief tree in the country, which takes its name from its distinctive blossom, which is also out at the moment.
  • It is called the handkerchief tree because of the large, curiously shaped white flowers but, like whitethorn, it is a long-term investment.
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