fringe tree


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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.
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fringe tree

n
(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
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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The white fringe tree's most exceptional feature is its fragrant, strap-like white flowers that bloom in late May to early June.
Antioxidant activity of lignans from fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus L.).
Some of the best low pollen trees are the females of dioecious species such as ash, poplar, willow, cedar, juniper, cottonwood, mulberry, Osage orange, yew, box elder, fringe tree, holly, pepper tree, smoke tree, coffee tree, sassafras, and red maple.