Definition of pagoda tree in English:

pagoda tree

Syllabification: pa·go·da tree


  • 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
    More 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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