Definition of paulownia in English:


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


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.


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

Definition of paulownia in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day oleaginous
Pronunciation: ˌōlēˈajənəs
rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily