Entry from US English dictionary
An ornamental tree of the pea family with fernlike leaves and showy pink plumelike flowers that open in midsummer. It is naturalized in most of the eastern US.
- Albizia julibrissin, family Fabaceae.
- The silk tree, also called Mimosa, loves the summer heat.
- My personal favorites are the many varied hydrangeas, and, of course, the silk tree.
- And around the lawn, tree ferns, banana plants, and a floss silk tree thrive in Oakland's nearly frost-free climate.
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Syllabification: silk tree
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