paulownia

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noun pau·low·nia \ pȯ-ˈlō-nē-ə \

Definition of paulownia

:any of a genus (Paulownia) of Chinese trees of the snapdragon family; especially :one (P. tomentosa) widely cultivated for its panicles of fragrant violet flowers

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Origin and Etymology of paulownia

New Latin, from Anna Pavlovna †1865 Russian princess


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