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.