American yellowwood


Definition of American yellowwood

: yellowwood sense 1a … I'm waiting to see when, if ever, an American yellowwood (Cladrastis lutea) that I planted in 1983 … is going to show me the fragrant wisterialike flowers the tree is renowned for.— Susan M. Seidman, Fine Gardening, September/October 1990

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First Known Use of American yellowwood

1835, in the meaning defined above

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“American yellowwood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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