shade tree

shade tree
noun Date: 1806 a tree grown primarily to produce shade

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • shade tree — tree that provides shade, tree with leaves that is used for shade against the sun …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shade tree — shade′ tree n. bot a tree planted or valued for its shade • Etymology: 1800–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • shade tree — noun a tree planted or valued chiefly for its shade from sunlight • Hypernyms: ↑tree * * * noun : a tree (as the American elm) grown primarily to produce shade with the flowers being of secondary importance * * * a tree planted or valued for its… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shade tree — A shade tree is any tree grown specifically for its shade. This term usually applies to large trees with spreading canopies. Shade trees are effective in reducing the energy used in cooling homes.Some of the most popular shade trees are oaks,… …   Wikipedia

  • shade tree — /ˈʃeɪd tri/ (say shayd tree) noun a tree planted, retained or valued for the shade it gives …   Australian English dictionary

  • shade tree — a tree planted or valued for its shade. [1800 10, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Shade — is the blocking of sunlight (in particular direct sunshine) by any object, and also the shadow created by that object. It may refer to blocking of sunlight by a roof, a tree, an umbrella, a window shade or blind, curtains, or other objects. Shade …   Wikipedia

  • tree of heaven — n. a fast growing ailanthus (Ailanthus altissima), native to China but widely cultivated in the U.S. as a shade tree …   English World dictionary

  • tree — n. woody plant with a trunk 1) to grow; plant a tree 2) to prune, trim a tree 3) to chop down, cut down, fell a tree 4) to uproot a tree (the gale uprooted several trees) 5) a Christmas; shade tree 6) a tree grows 7) in; on a tree (monkeys live… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • shade — /ʃeɪd / (say shayd) noun 1. the comparative darkness caused by the interception of rays of light. 2. an area of comparative darkness; a shady place. 3. (plural) darkness gathering at the close of day. 4. (usually plural) a retired or obscure… …   Australian English dictionary

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