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pride of India Line breaks: pride of India

Definition of pride of India in English:


Any of a number of Asian trees which are cultivated as ornamentals, in particular:
  • The chinaberry.A yellow-flowered tree which has become naturalized in parts of southern Europe (Koelreuteria paniculata, family Sapindaceae).
Example sentences
  • Pride of India, Largestroemia speciosa, is a very graceful ornamental tree with wispy branches and glossy narrow leaves.
  • It is generally called "China tree" or sometimes "goldenrain tree," but it is also known as "pride of India" or "varnish tree.
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