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candelabra tree Line breaks: can¦de|la¦bra tree

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of candelabra tree in English:


Either of two trees with upward-curving boughs:
  • A tropical African tree (genus Euphorbia, family Euphorbiaceae).A South American pine tree related to the monkey puzzle (Araucaria angustifolia, family Araucariaceae).
Example sentences
  • After camping on the foggy ridge of immense Ngorongoro Crater, we descended past weird candelabra trees onto the golden grassy crater floor.
  • The candelabra tree is beautiful, but poisonous.
  • Termite mounds stud the open grassland and there are forests of teak and candelabra trees.
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