paulownia definition

  • noun:
    • any one of several Chinese deciduous woods of this genus Paulownia, having big, heart-shaped, opposite leaves and pyramidal panicles of purplish or white plants with a spotted inside. Also referred to as princess tree.
    • Any person in the genus Paulownia, comprising deciduous flowering trees indigenous to Asia.
    • A genus of decorative woods regarding the order ScrophularineƦ in addition to tribe CheloneƦ, characterized by the absence of a sterile stamen, and also by a deeply cleft scurfy calyx with five broad and fleshy obtuse valvate lobes.

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