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

  • n. An Asian tree (Albizia julibrissin) having pinnately compound leaves and heads of pinkish flowers with many long filaments. Also called mimosa.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an Asiatic leguminous tree (Albizzia Julibrissin) with finely bipinnate leaves, and large flat pods; -- so called because of the abundant long silky stamens of its blossoms. Also called silk flower.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An ornamental deciduous tree, Albizzia (Acacia) Julibrissin, a native of Abyssinia and eastern and central Asia.

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

  • n. attractive domed or flat-topped Asiatic tree having bipinnate leaves and flowers with long silky stamens


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