Korean evodia


variants or less commonly Korean euodia
: a small deciduous tree (Tetradium daniellii synonym Evodia daniellii or Euodia daniellii) of China and Korea with flat-topped clusters of small, usually white fragrant flowers and reddish black pods with shiny black seeds
The Korean evodia's large spread and dense foliage make it a perfect shade tree. Its flowers attract bees, and when the fruits fall, mourning doves relish them.Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, 30 July 2006

Note: Korean evodia is often grown as a shade tree and attracts honeybees when in bloom.

called also bee bee tree

Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Korean evodia was in 1960

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“Korean evodia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Korean%20evodia. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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