Definition of ivy tree
1 : a small often shrubby New Zealand evergreen tree (Nothopanax arboreum) of the family Araliaceae having glossy palmate leaves with 3 to 7 leaflets and large doubly compound umbels of small greenish brown flowers; broadly : any of several other New Zealand trees or shrubs of the genus Nothopanax
2 dialectal : mountain laurel
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