Definition of 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
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Origin and Etymology of dove tree
so called from the appearance of the flowers
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