dove tree


: a Chinese deciduous tree (Davidia involucrata) of the family Cornaceae that has flower heads with two large unequal creamy-white bracts and alternate leaves which sometimes release a nauseous odor

Word History


so called from the appearance of the flowers

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“Dove tree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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