Definition of chinar in English:

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Pronunciation: /CHəˈnär/
(also chinar tree)


The oriental plane tree, native from southeastern Europe to northern Iran.
  • Platanus orientalis, family Platanaceae.
Example sentences
  • Abbottabad had avenues and groves, which contained magnificent trees of horse chestnuts, cedars, pines, chinar, camphor, elm, ash, mahogany, walnut to name a few, and shrubs of alpine nature.
  • Huge dark chinars and smaller magnolias, with their large, fragrant loose-petalled flowers, stand alongside the paths.
  • Returning from Sangrama, Sikka was driving when they passed the chinar tree: driving, and thus further from bike and tree than his mate in the passenger seat.


From Persian chinār.

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Syllabification: chi·nar

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