Definition of pride of India in English:
Any of a number of Asian trees which are cultivated as ornamentals, in particular:
- ● The chinaberry. ● A yellow-flowered tree which has become naturalized in parts of southern Europe (Koelreuteria paniculata, family Sapindaceae).
- Pride of India, Largestroemia speciosa, is a very graceful ornamental tree with wispy branches and glossy narrow leaves.
- It is generally called "China tree" or sometimes "goldenrain tree," but it is also known as "pride of India" or "varnish tree.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia