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fringe tree

n.
A shrub or small tree (Chionanthus virginicus) of the eastern United States, having drooping clusters of white flowers and dark blue fruit. Also called old-man's-beard.

fringe tree

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(Plants) either of two ornamental oleaceous shrubs or small trees of the genus Chionanthus, of North America and China, having clusters of white narrow-petalled flowers

fringe′ tree`


n.
a small tree, Chionanthus virginicus, of the olive family, native to the southeastern U.S., bearing open clusters of long drooping white flowers.
[1720–30, Amer.]
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Noun1.fringe tree - any of various small decorative flowering trees or shrubs of the genus Chionanthusfringe tree - any of various small decorative flowering trees or shrubs of the genus Chionanthus
Chionanthus, genus Chionanthus - deciduous trees or shrubs: fringe tree
Chionanthus virginicus, fringe bush - small bushy tree of southeastern United States having profuse clusters of white flowers
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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