Definition of paulownia in English:

paulownia

Line breaks: paul|ow¦nia
Pronunciation: /pɔːˈləʊnɪə
 
, -ˈlɒvnɪə/

noun

  • A small SE Asian tree with heart-shaped leaves and fragrant lilac flowers.
    • Genus Paulownia, family Scrophulariaceae
    More example sentences
    • I want to plant a royal paulownia or princess tree in my front yard in North Beach, MD. Where can I get one?
    • As part of a game, King Cheng gave Yu a paulownia leaf and declared him enfeoffed.
    • Popular three-bar sets were further packaged in an upscale paulownia wood box.

Origin

modern Latin, named after Anna Pavlovna (1795–1865), a Russian princess.

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