paradise tree


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Noun1.paradise tree - medium to large tree of tropical North and South America having odd-pinnate leaves and long panicles of small pale yellow flowers followed by scarlet fruits
bitterwood tree - any of various trees or shrubs of the family Simaroubaceae having wood and bark with a bitter taste
genus Simarouba, Simarouba - type genus of Simaroubaceae; tropical American trees and shrubs having a pale soft wood and bitter bark
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The Paradise Tree of the Middle Ages was a fir tree hung with red apples, a prop used in the Biblical play telling the story of Adam and Eve.
If you grow Caesalpinia (the Bird of Paradise tree) as a shrub you may find that it is still full of flowers, even this late on in the season.
The Blessed Palm, the tree of Tuba (the paradise tree) and some geometric patterns and illustrations of sacred places, such as the Kba and the Prophet's tomb are also depicted," she added.
Few snakes do anything but fall, but the paradise tree snake widens and flattens its body as if trying to catch some lift.
Another candidate for development is Simarouba tulae, a small evergreen tree unique to Puerto Rico but related to the Florida native paradise tree. It has showy pink flowers in spring and summer, followed by attractive red fruits.
One was a paradise tree hung with apples as a reminder of the tree of life in the Garden of Eden.
Their designs include the beautiful Hummingbirds wallpaper, which was used in Paul Smith's womenswear collection, and the equally stunning Paradise Tree used in Victoria Beckham's video for her last single.
It is believed that many, many years ago, the very first Christmas tree was called the "Paradise Tree." It was thought to be used to explain the story of Adam and Eve and was decorated with shiny, red apples, cherries, and small, white wafers which represented the Holy Eucharist.