golden rain tree

noun

: an Asian tree (Koelreuteria paniculata of the family Sapindaceae) that has a rounded crown with very long showy clusters of yellow flowers

Examples of golden rain tree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some possibilities would be western redbud (Cercis occidentalis), saucer magnolia (Magnolia x soulangiana), golden rain tree (Koelreuteria paniculata), or some of the smaller crape myrtles (Lagerstroemia). oregonlive, 31 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of golden rain tree was in 1908

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“Golden rain tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/golden%20rain%20tree. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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