necklace tree

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Noun1.necklace tree - a tree of the genus Ormosia having seeds used as beads
genus Ormosia, Ormosia - genus of tropical shrubs and trees having usually odd-pinnate leaves with large leaflets and pink to reddish wood
bead tree, jumby bean, jumby tree, Ormosia monosperma - small tree of West Indies and northeastern Venezuela having large oblong pointed leaflets and panicles of purple flowers; seeds are black or scarlet with black spots
jumbie bead, jumby bead, Ormosia coarctata - West Indian tree similar to Ormosia monosperma but larger and having smaller leaflets and smaller seeds
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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From the elongated fingerlike branches of the necklace tree (Sophora tormentosa), opalescent pods dangle like strings of pearls.