ming tree


: a dwarfed evergreen conifer grown as bonsai
also : an artificial plant resembling this

Word History


perhaps from Ming

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ming tree was in 1948

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Cite this Entry

“Ming tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ming%20tree. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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