from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of polypetalous plants, type of the tribe Tibouchineæ in the order Melastomaceæ.


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  • From Woody-stemmed tropicals, such as jasmine, brugmansia, tibouchina and bananas, should be brought indoors before the first frost.

    Pragmatic Solutions

  • He bought me a copy, and I remember him standing beside a tibouchina tree in his patio, rain running down the red tiles of the roof, as he read aloud from the book.

    One River

  • The house was one of the less pretentious ones, but it was solid brick, two-storeyed with a double garage on the ground floor and a waterless fountain on the opposite side of the path from the tibouchina.

    Autumn Maze

  • A large tibouchina tree stood in the front garden, its deep purple bells looming like a Lenten cloud; its colour, Malone thought, was appropriate for the occasion but he would have preferred a more nondescript ornament.

    Autumn Maze

  • He left her standing like a shadow behind the security door, walked through the purple shade of the tibouchina and out to his car.

    Autumn Maze

  • I've also got a tibouchina rooting in the windowsill from Michael Streit.

    The Orange County Register - Homepage


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