devil tree


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Noun1.devil tree - evergreen tree of eastern Asia and Philippines having large leathery leaves and small green-white flowers in compact cymesdevil tree - evergreen tree of eastern Asia and Philippines having large leathery leaves and small green-white flowers in compact cymes; bark formerly used medicinally
Alstonia, genus Alstonia - genus of evergreen trees or shrubs with white funnel-shaped flowers and milky sap; tropical Africa to southeastern Asia and Polynesia
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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Over the weekend hundreds of complaints were issued about a stench wafting through Kaohsiung at night and yesterday experts located the flowery culprit -- the devil tree -- reports CNA.
Later novels include The Devil Tree (1973; revised 1981), Cockpit (1975), Passion Play (1979), Pinball (1981), and The Hermit of 69th Street (1988).
Kosinski's other works, also exploring themes of sex, violence, power and destruction, include Being There (1971), The Devil Tree (1973), Cockpit (1975), Blind Date (1977), Passion Play (1979), Pinball (1982), and The Hermit of 69th Street (1988).