Definitions for rain tree

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rain′ tree`(n.)

  1. Category: Plants

    Ref: monkeypod .

Origin of rain tree:

1875–80

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rain tree, saman, monkeypod, monkey pod, zaman, zamang, Albizia saman(noun)

    large ornamental tropical American tree with bipinnate leaves and globose clusters of flowers with crimson stamens and seed pods that are eaten by cattle

Wiktionary

  1. rain tree(Noun)

    an ornamental tropical American tree (of uncertain taxonomy) having bipinnate leaves, globose clusters of flowers with crimson stamens, and sweet-pulp pods eaten by cattle

  2. Origin: so called from the belief that it exudes water from its leaflets

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