Definition of pagoda tree in English:

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pagoda tree

Pronunciation: /pəˈɡōdə ˌtrē/


A Southeast Asian tree of the pea family that has hanging clusters of cream flowers and is cultivated as an ornamental.
  • Sophora japonica, family Leguminosae.
Example sentences
  • The pagoda tree has bordered pits that are always distinctly vestured.
  • Especially noteworthy is a rare century-old Japanese pagoda tree Sophora Japonica, with twisted and gnarled trunks and limbs.
  • The Japanese Pagoda Tree is a good tree for midsummer flowers displaying its clusters of creamy-white pea-like flowers during the heat of summer when few other trees are in bloom.

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Syllabification: pa·go·da tree

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