bean tree


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bean tree

n
(Plants) any of various trees having beanlike pods, such as the catalpa and carob
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Noun1.bean tree - any of several trees having seedpods as fruitsbean tree - any of several trees having seedpods as fruits
Coumarouna odorata, Dipteryx odorata, tonka bean tree, tonka bean - tall tropical South American tree having pulpy egg-shaped pods of fragrant black almond-shaped seeds used for flavoring
carob bean tree, carob tree, Ceratonia siliqua, algarroba, carob - evergreen Mediterranean tree with edible pods; the biblical carob
tamarind, tamarind tree, tamarindo, Tamarindus indica - long-lived tropical evergreen tree with a spreading crown and feathery evergreen foliage and fragrant flowers yielding hard yellowish wood and long pods with edible chocolate-colored acidic pulp
Australian chestnut, Moreton Bay chestnut - Australian tree having pinnate leaves and orange-yellow flowers followed by large woody pods containing 3 or 4 seeds that resemble chestnuts; yields dark strong wood
catalpa, Indian bean - tree of the genus Catalpa with large leaves and white flowers followed by long slender pods
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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2006 Purple Planet launches, giving visitors the opportunity to play in chocolate rain and grow and care for a cocoa bean tree.
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The Lord Mayor of Westminster, Councillor Tim Joiner, then led other dignitaries in placing wreaths before a historic Indian bean tree, planted by The Queen at the time of her Coronation in 1953.
Crosby Labour MP Claire Curtis Thomas planted an Indian bean tree, chosen because it has heart shaped leaves and grows straight and tall, at Pottersbarn Park in Crosby to mark the initiative.
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The dangling green pods make identification simple, even from a distance, and give rise to the common name Indian bean tree.
Its peaceful 14 acres of gardens are dotted with ornamental trees carrying exotic names such as Indian Bean Tree, Tree of Heaven and Tulip Trees.
My most unusual plant is one grown from seeds I brought back from Spain taken from what looked like a bean tree.
The catalpa, also known as Indian bean tree and fish bait tree, should be considered for every country home.
You can't beat the Golden Indian Bean tree (catalpa bignonioides aurea) if you want all-round interest.