from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several Chinese deciduous trees of the genus Paulownia, having large, heart-shaped, opposite leaves and pyramidal panicles of purplish or white flowers with a spotted interior. Also called princess tree.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any member of the genus Paulownia, comprising deciduous flowering trees native to Asia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of ornamental trees of the order Scrophularineæ and the tribe Cheloneæ, characterized by the absence of a sterile stamen, and by a deeply cleft scurfy calyx with five broad and fleshy obtuse valvate lobes.
New Latin, genus name, after Princess Anna Paulovna (1795-1865), Russian princess and queen of William II of the Netherlands.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
New Latin, from German Paulowna, transliterating Russian Павловна, the patronymic of Anna Pavlovna. (Wiktionary)