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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Cedar saplings, a nod to Hendrix’s Cherokee heritage, mingle with paulownias, which will eventually bloom purple flowers.
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Origin and Etymology of paulownia
New Latin, from Anna Pavlovna †1865 Russian princess
First Known Use: 1843See Words from the same year
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