Dictionary

paulownia

paulownia

noun pau·low·nia \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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: Paul PryPrevious Word in the Dictionary: paulosporeAll Words Near: paulownia
February 27, 2015
rationale Hear it
An explanation or underlying reason
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears