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pep·per·tree

also pepper tree  (pĕp′ər-trē′)
n.
Any of several evergreen trees of the genus Schinus, especially the Brazilian peppertree or S. molle, native to South America and often planted as an ornamental, having yellowish-white flowers and small reddish fruit.
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pepper tree

n
(Plants) Also called: mastic tree any of several evergreen anacardiaceous trees of the chiefly South American genus Schinus, esp S. molle, having yellowish-white flowers and bright red ornamental fruits
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pep′per tree`


n.
a South American evergreen tree, Schinus molle, of the cashew family, cultivated as an ornamental.
[1685–95]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pepper tree - small Peruvian evergreen with broad rounded head and slender pendant branches with attractive clusters of greenish flowers followed by clusters of rose-pink fruitspepper tree - small Peruvian evergreen with broad rounded head and slender pendant branches with attractive clusters of greenish flowers followed by clusters of rose-pink fruits
genus Schinus, Schinus - genus of evergreen shrubs and trees of tropical and subtropical regions of South and Central America and Canary Islands and China
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
2.pepper tree - small African deciduous tree with spreading crown having leaves clustered toward ends of branches and clusters of creamy flowers resembling lilacs
genus Kirkia, Kirkia - small genus of tropical South African trees and shrubs
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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A green haven of abundant foliage and adobe houses located 2,500 metres above sea level, the town-like the Explora hotel -is surrounded by resilient pepper trees, shrubs and patchy grasses.
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