ivy tree


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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“Ivy tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ivy%20tree. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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