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

  • n. Any of several evergreen trees of the genus Schinus, especially S. molle, native to South America, having compound leaves, yellowish-white flowers clustered in branching panicles, and small rose-colored drupes. Also called California pepper tree.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an aromatic tree (Drimys axillaris) of the Magnolia family, common in New Zealand. See Peruvian mastic tree, under Mastic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A shrub or small tree of the cashew family, Schinus Molle, native in South America and Mexico, and cultivated for ornament and shade in southern California and other warm dry climates.
  • n. A shrub or small tree of the magnolia family, Drimys (Tasmannia) aromatica, of Victoria and Tasmania.

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

  • n. small Peruvian evergreen with broad rounded head and slender pendant branches with attractive clusters of greenish flowers followed by clusters of rose-pink fruits
  • n. small African deciduous tree with spreading crown having leaves clustered toward ends of branches and clusters of creamy flowers resembling lilacs


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