paulownia


pau·low·nia

noun \p-ˈlō-nē-ə\

Definition of PAULOWNIA

:  any of a genus (Paulownia) of Chinese trees of the snapdragon family; especially :  one (P. tomentosa) widely cultivated for its panicles of fragrant violet flowers

Origin of PAULOWNIA

New Latin, from Anna Pavlovna †1865 Russian princess
First Known Use: 1843

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