rain tree

noun

Examples of rain tree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Common areas include a swimming pool, curio shop and library enveloped in the canopy of a rain tree. Katie Jackson, Robb Report, 5 Oct. 2023 Cymbal has hired Jeff Shimonski, president of Tropical Designs of Florida, to monitor the rain tree weekly. Susannah Bryan, Sun Sentinel, 30 Mar. 2023 The ground started moving in downtown Fort Lauderdale on Thursday as the relocation of the city’s beloved rain tree culminated in an outdoor spectacle. Shira Moolten, Sun Sentinel, 4 Aug. 2022 The trees also have a pest, resembling box elder bugs of the north, called golden-rain tree bugs that feed on the seeds and may prevent some from sprouting. Tom MacCubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 30 Oct. 2021 Long before skyscrapers came to town, a majestic rain tree has grown tall and proud for nearly a century, bringing beauty and a touch of controversy to a quiet spot in downtown Fort Lauderdale destined for development. Susannah Bryan, sun-sentinel.com, 17 Sep. 2021 On the northwestern tip of Chief's Island, shaded by jackalberry, sausage and rain trees, these 12 thatched-roof pavilions have private viewing decks with hammocks. Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Oct. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rain tree was in 1877

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“Rain tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rain%20tree. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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