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

  • n. Any of several trees of the genus Gleditsia, especially G. triacanthos, having deciduous, pinnately compound leaves, small flowers in racemes, and large, often twisted, indehiscent pods.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A North American deciduous tree (Gleditsia triacanthos) having fragrant flowers and hard red wood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a North American tree (Gleditschia triacanthos), armed with thorns, and having long pods with a sweet pulp between the seeds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An ornamental North American tree, Gleditschia triacanthos.

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

  • n. tall usually spiny North American tree having small greenish-white flowers in drooping racemes followed by long twisting seed pods; yields very hard durable reddish-brown wood; introduced to temperate Old World


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