Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Albizia saman, a flowering tree in the pea family, native to the neotropics.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. large ornamental tropical American tree (Albizia saman) with bipinnate leaves and globose clusters of flowers with crimson stamens and sweet-pulp seed pods eaten by cattle.

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

  • n. large ornamental tropical American tree with bipinnate leaves and globose clusters of flowers with crimson stamens and seed pods that are eaten by cattle
  • n. large ornamental tropical American tree with bipinnate leaves and globose clusters of flowers with crimson stamens and seed pods that are eaten by cattle

Etymologies

monkey +‎ pod (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So what looked like a charming island inn with a swinging sign and a monkeypod tree in front was in fact a fairly ugly thirty-five-yearold hotel, twelve stories high, with a roof garden (potted palms, patio furniture, cork tiles) where guests seldom went, because it was the thirteenth floor.

    Beard

  • As at the Hotel Honolulu there was a monkeypod tree in front of the house, with clumps of tangled orchids clinging to its trunk.

    Beard

  • He took out his notebook and looked at his opening: _Nestled behind its signature monkeypod tree just two blocks from the beach, one of the last family-owned hotels, where brunch is a Honolulu tradition, the Hotel Honolulu is one of Waikiki's best kept secrets.

    Beard

  • _Nestled behind its signature monkeypod tree just two blocks from the beach_, Palfrey wrote in his room at the Hotel Honolulu, _one of the last family-owned hotels, where brunch is a Honolulu tradition, the Hotel Honolulu is one of Waikiki's best kept secrets.

    Beard

  • I had an office, Peewee was in the kitchen, Lester Chen at Reception, Sweetie in Housekeeping, Tran at the bar, Keola in Maintenance, Kawika in the garden; the poolside lanai, the narrow lobby -- Amo Ferretti arranging the flowers; the potted palms, the monkeypod tree out front, the slack-key Hawaiian music.

    Beard

  • Yet I had also noticed a new Jaguar pulling out from under the monkeypod tree at the front door -- Mrs. Bunny Arkle.

    Beard

  • I heard chanting, sudden grunting, shouts and mutters, and then creeping toward the pool, peeking past the monkeypod and through the oleanders that hid the fence, I saw the torchlight, the gleaming bodies -- Hawaiian men in loincloths and Hawaiian women in ti-leaf skirts slapping fat calabash gourds they called _ipo_.

    Beard

  • The Return of Amo Ferretti At first I found it sad that visitors to Hawaii snapped pictures with cheap cameras of each other smiling, or of things I saw every day: the palms on Magic Island, the big banyan in the park, the rack of surfboards at the beach, and sometimes the battered monkeypod tree at our entrance.

    Beard

  • Families with children should check out the annual Prince Lot Hula Festival on July 8 (visit-oahu. com), where dancers perform under the monkeypod trees in the Moanalua Gardens.

    Travel: Another Day In Paradise

  • To a visitor it must have seemed a lush garden of fanciful hybrids: a Florentine-style palace shaded by banyan and monkeypod trees; wooden storefronts flourishing on dusty streets, cuttings from America's Old West; tall New England church steeples blooming above the palm and coconut groves.

    Excerpt: Moloka'i by Alan Brennert

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