catalpa

noun ca·tal·pa \ kə-ˈtal-pə , -ˈtȯl- \

Definition of catalpa

: any of a genus (Catalpa) of North American and Asian trees of the bignonia family with pale showy flowers in terminal clusters

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Origin and Etymology of catalpa

Creek katáłpa, from iká head + táłpa wing


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catalpa

noun ca·tal·pa \ kə-ˈtal-pə \

Definition of catalpa for Students

: a tree of North America and Asia with broad leaves, showy flowers, and long pods

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