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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ju′das tree`(n.)

  1. a purple-flowered Eurasian tree, Cercis siliquastrum, of the legume family, supposed to be the kind of tree upon which Judas hanged himself.

    Category: Plants

  2. any of various other trees of the same genus, as the redbud.

    Category: Plants

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Judas tree, love tree, Circis siliquastrum(noun)

    small tree of the eastern Mediterranean having abundant purplish-red flowers growing on old wood directly from stems and appearing before the leaves: widely cultivated in mild regions; wood valuable for veneers


  1. Judas tree(Noun)

    A small deciduous tree, Cercis siliquastrum, noted for its prolific display of deep-pink flowers in spring


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