paulownia

(redirected from paulownias)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.

pau·low·ni·a

 (pô-lō′nē-ə)
n.
Any of several deciduous trees of the genus Paulownia, native to East Asia, having large, heart-shaped, opposite leaves and pyramidal panicles of purplish or white flowers with a spotted interior. Also called princess tree.

[New Latin Paulownia, genus name, after Anna Paulovna (1795-1865), Russian princess and queen of William II of the Netherlands.]

paulownia

(pɔːˈləʊnɪə)
n
(Plants) any scrophulariaceous tree of the Japanese genus Paulownia, esp P. tomentosa, having large heart-shaped leaves and clusters of purplish or white flowers
[C19: New Latin, named after Anna Paulovna, daughter of Paul I of Russia]

pau•low•ni•a

(pɔˈloʊ ni ə)

n., pl. -ni•as.
any Asiatic tree of the genus Paulownia, of the figwort family, esp. P. tomentosa, having showy clusters of flowers in early spring.
[< New Latin (1835), after Anna Pavlovna, daughter of Paul I of Russia; see -ia]
Translations
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Sparse bamboos interspersed by lofty paulownias, [?