from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A shrub or small tree (Chionanthus virginicus) of the southeast United States, having drooping clusters of white flowers and dark blue fruit. Also called old-man's-beard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A small oleaceous tree (Chionanthus virginica), of the southern United States, having clusters of snow-white flowers with slender petals. It is often cultivated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various small decorative flowering trees or shrubs of the genus Chionanthus


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