dove tree


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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History and Etymology for dove tree

so called from the appearance of the flowers

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“Dove tree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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