A woody perennial plant, typically having a single stem or trunk growing to a considerable height and bearing lateral branches at some distance from the ground
An organizational structure for information storage and retrieval in the form of a tree in which all terminal nodes are the same distance from the base, and all non-terminal nodes have between n and 2n subtrees or pointers (where n is an integer)
A fig tree native to India and SE Asia, regarded as sacred by Buddhists
The sassafras, Sassafras albidum, parts of which (especially the root and bark) were formerly used in the treatment of fevers.
(In plural) paper.
Chiefly English regional. Any of various other plants resembling the dogwood in some way or used to make skewers, especially (a) the elder, Sambucus nigra; (b) the spindle tree, Euonymus europaeus.
Any of several trees that are regarded as sacred or as a gift of a god, especially the bo tree, Ficus religiosa, of South and South East Asia, and the deodar cedar.
The hand-flower tree, Chiranthodendron pentadactylon.
Mining and Building. Originally: a horizontal supporting beam placed on top of one or more vertical props or posts. In later use also: a horizontal beam on two or more uprights.
Any of several trees and shrubs yielding very hard heavy wood; specifically (a) Mesua ferrea (family Calophyllaceae), native to Sri Lanka and introduced in parts of South-East Asia; (b) Caesalpinia ferrea (family Caesalpiniaceae (Leguminosae)) of Brazil and other parts of South America.
= tree of life.
The Judas tree, Cercis siliquastrum (family Fabaceae (Leguminosae)).
A tree of southern India and Sri Lanka, Polyalthia longifolia (family Annonaceae).
Any of various trees yielding a milky sap, in some cases drinkable; especially (a) = milk-bush; (b) any of several tropical South American trees which produce a drinkable latex resembling cow's milk, especially the cow tree, Brosimum utile (family Moraceae), and the hya-hya, Tabernaemontana utile (family Apocynaceae); (c) NZ any of several small trees of the genus Streblus (family Moraceae); (d) the tree Cerbera (Tanghinia) venenifera (family Apocynaceae), native to Madagascar, whose poisonous seed was formerly employed in trials by ordeal.
A small stand having angled branches from which mugs may be hung by their handles.
A frame of wood or metal giving shape and rigidity to a pad.
Orkney a wooden beam used to suspend cooking pots, etc., over an open fire.
The common lilac, Syringa vulgaris. Also blue pipe-tree. Now chiefly historical.
The ambatch, Aeschynomene elaphroxylon.
A monkey-pot tree. rare.
A tree on which rags are hung for ritual or superstitious purposes.
Scottish a beam, specifically a cross-beam in a cowshed.
The horizontal wooden beam running the length of the top of a roof ridge, at which the two sloping sides of the roof meet; the ridge pole of a building.
The cross on which Jesus died. Compare beam, cross-tree.
A rose plant, especially a standard rose.
A tree bark inscribed with runes (now rare).
The night-flowering jasmine of India, Nyctanthes arbor-tristis (family Oleaceae), having fragrant star-shaped white flowers with orange central tubes clustered at the tips of the branches.
The pole used as a handle for a sae.
A hollow tree used by bees for a hive
North American term for giant redwood (see redwood).
another term for cork oak.
A tropical American tree yielding a juice which looks and tastes like cow’s milk
A slender deciduous Chinese tree with flowers that bear large white bracts said to resemble doves' wings, grown as an ornamental
Another term for pohutukawa.
A tree that exudes gum, especially a eucalyptus
A North American shrub or small tree with bitter fruit that was formerly used in brewing as a substitute for hops
Either of two Australian trees with a musky smell
A tree that bears nuts, especially the hazel
A shrub or small tree with yellow pea-like flowers, native to Siberia and grown as an ornamental
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
The ridge piece of a roof
A shaped block inserted into a shoe when it is not being worn to keep the shoe in shape
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
A tree or other tall structure to which cables are attached for hauling logs
An Australasian flowering shrub or small tree whose leaves are sometimes used for tea. Some species yield an oil valued for its antiseptic properties
Calfskin stained with a tree-like design and used in bookbinding
Another term for whistling duck.
A large palm-like fern with a trunk-like stem bearing a crown of large fronds, sometimes reaching a height of 24 m and occurring chiefly in the tropics, particularly the southern hemisphere