Definition of paulownia in English:

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Pronunciation: /pɔːˈləʊnɪə/
Pronunciation: /pɔːˈlɒvnɪə/


A small SE Asian tree with heart-shaped leaves and fragrant lilac flowers.
  • Genus Paulownia, family Scrophulariaceae.
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.


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

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