Definition of rain tree in English:

rain tree

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noun

  • A large tropical American tree which is widely planted as a street tree. It has grooved bark which typically supports epiphytic plants, and ‘rain’ is excreted by cicadas that live in the tree.
    • Albizia saman, family Leguminosae
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    • Lots of other trees bloom in summer, the rain tree, the neem and the Silk cotton.
    • It is 9 a.m. and Chandran has set up shop under the shade of a young rain tree on the Chakkai-Injackal bypass.
    • Within the city, smaller trees could be planted, but wherever possible, like in open spaces and government offices and schools, big rain trees can be planted.

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