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tree British & World English

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

B-tree British & World English

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)

bo tree British & World English

A fig tree native to India and SE Asia, regarded as sacred by Buddhists

bee tree British & World English

A hollow tree used by bees for a hive

big tree British & World English

North American term for giant redwood (see redwood).

pea tree British & World English

A shrub or small tree with yellow pea-like flowers, native to Siberia and grown as an ornamental

rain tree British & World English

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

roof-tree British & World English

The ridge piece of a roof

silk tree British & World English

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

shoe tree British & World English

A shaped block inserted into a shoe when it is not being worn to keep the shoe in shape

cork tree British & World English

another term for cork oak.

cow tree British & World English

A tropical American tree yielding a juice which looks and tastes like cow’s milk

dove tree British & World English

A slender deciduous Chinese tree with flowers that bear large white bracts said to resemble doves' wings, grown as an ornamental

fire tree British & World English

Another term for pohutukawa.

spar tree British & World English

A tree or other tall structure to which cables are attached for hauling logs

tree calf British & World English

Calfskin stained with a tree-like design and used in bookbinding

tree duck British & World English

Another term for whistling duck.

tree fern British & World English

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

tree frog British & World English

An arboreal frog that has long toes with adhesive disks and is typically small and brightly coloured

tree pie British & World English

A long-tailed tree-dwelling Asian crow, with blackish or brown and grey plumage

tree ring British & World English

Each of a number of concentric rings in the cross section of a tree trunk, representing a single year’s growth

tree toad British & World English

Another term for tree frog.

tea tree British & World English

An Australasian flowering shrub or small tree whose leaves are sometimes used for tea. Some species yield an oil valued for its antiseptic properties

wax tree British & World English

An East Asian tree with white berries that produce a wax which is used as a substitute for beeswax

wig tree British & World English

The smoke tree

gum tree British & World English

A tree that exudes gum, especially a eucalyptus

hop tree British & World English

A North American shrub or small tree with bitter fruit that was formerly used in brewing as a substitute for hops

musk tree British & World English

Either of two Australian trees with a musky smell

nut tree British & World English

A tree that bears nuts, especially the hazel

binary tree British & World English

A data structure in which a record is linked to two successor records, usually referred to as the left branch when greater and the right when less than the previous record

bread tree British & World English

A cycad native to tropical and southern Africa, which yields an edible sago-like starch

bottle tree British & World English

Either of two Australian trees with swollen bottle-shaped trunks containing water:

chaste tree British & World English

A southern European shrub with blue or white flowers, grown as an ornamental

phone tree British & World English

A menu-driven system that routes callers to recordings, more menus, or a person, depending on their responses

parse tree British & World English

A diagrammatic representation of the parsed structure of a sentence or string

pepper tree British & World English

Any of a number of shrubs or trees which have aromatic leaves or fruit with a pepper-like smell, in particular:

pagoda tree British & World English

A SE Asian tree of the pea family, which has hanging clusters of cream flowers and is cultivated as an ornamental

quiver tree British & World English

A tropical aloe which forms a tree, the hollow branches of which were formerly used by the San (Bushmen) as quivers

rubber tree British & World English

A tree that produces the latex from which rubber is manufactured, native to the Amazonian rainforest and widely cultivated elsewhere

saddle tree British & World English

A frame around which a saddle is built

silver tree British & World English

A South African tree which has light silvery-green leaves covered with very fine down

coral tree British & World English

A tropical or subtropical thorny shrub or tree with showy red or orange flowers

china tree British & World English

Another term for chinaberry.

dragon tree British & World English

A slow-growing palm-like tree of the agave family, which is native to the Canary Islands and yields dragon’s blood

fever tree British & World English

Any of a number of trees which are believed to either cause or cure fever, in particular:

family tree British & World English

A diagram showing the relationship between people in several generations of a family

fruit tree British & World English

A tree grown for its edible fruit

flame tree British & World English

Any of a number of trees with brilliant red flowers, in particular:

forest tree British & World English

A large tree growing in or typical of those growing in a forest

tulip tree British & World English

A deciduous North American tree which has large distinctively lobed leaves and insignificant tulip-like flowers


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