katsura tree
noun Etymology: Japanese katsura katsura tree Date: circa 1924 a deciduous tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum of the family Cercidiphyllaceae) of Japan and China sometimes grown as an ornamental for its dark blue-green ovate leaves which turn bright yellow or red in autumn — called also katsura

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • katsura tree —       (species Cercidiphyllum japonicum), upright, gracefully branching tree native to China and Japan, and the only remaining member of the family Cercidiphyllaceae. It is a handsome ornamental tree planted widely for its broadly oval form; it… …   Universalium

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  • katsura tree — noun rapidly growing deciduous tree of low mountainsides of China and Japan; grown as an ornamental for its dark blue green candy scented foliage that becomes yellow to scarlet in autumn • Syn: ↑Cercidiphyllum japonicum • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Katsura — or Katsuura might refer to:Architecture* The Katsura imperial villa, one of Japan s most important architectural treasures, and a World Heritage SiteBotany* The Katsura tree, a genus of two species of trees native to eastern AsiaGeography*… …   Wikipedia

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  • katsura — [kat sʊərə] noun 1》 an ornamental East Asian tree which has leaves resembling those of the Judas tree. [Cercidiphyllum japonicum.] 2》 a type of Japanese wig worn mainly by women. Origin from Japanese …   English new terms dictionary

  • angiospermous tree — noun any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary • Syn: ↑flowering tree • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Hyponyms: ↑ilang ilang, ↑ylang ylang, ↑Cananga odorata, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • flowering tree — noun any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary • Syn: ↑angiospermous tree • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Hyponyms: ↑ilang ilang, ↑ylang ylang, ↑Cananga odorata, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • kat|su|ra tree — «KAHT suhr uh», a hardy, shrublike tree of China and Japan, cultivated for ornament. ╂[< Japanese katsura] …   Useful english dictionary

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