from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of trees, referred to the Magnoliaceæ.
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- n. one species: katsura tree
Sorry, no etymologies found.
I DO have a cercidiphyllum, which is wonderful, but not quite the same thing.
Maples, sumachs, sourwood (Oxydendrum), liquidambar, azaleas, rowans and amelanchier all help to fuel the bonfire, together with nyssa and cercidiphyllum closer to the water - the latter infusing the air with caramel scent (if not, pick up a handful of the fallen leaves and inhale deeply).