redbud

noun
red·​bud | \ ˈred-ˌbəd How to pronounce redbud (audio) \

Definition of redbud

: any of several deciduous shrubs or trees (genus Cercis) of the legume family with usually pale rosy-pink flowers

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The fragrant white blooms appear in early spring shortly after the redbud blooms. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "11 small Texas native trees for your San Antonio landscape," 19 July 2019 Among trees listed on the plans are maples, birch, ginkgoes, white firs and white pine, along with such ornamentals as redbud, dogwood, magnolia and lilacs. Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Foxconn factory plan calls for hundreds of trees surrounding concrete and metal walls," 17 June 2019 Western gardeners don’t often get to enjoy the thirsty redbud tree, but the Mexican variety (Cercis canadensis mexicana) is ideal for shady northern exposures in the desert southwest. Thad Orr, Sunset, "Your Essential Gardening To-Do List for April," 22 Jan. 2018 The redbud had a purple ribbon and purple balloons on either side. Bill Leukhardt, courant.com, "Wethersfield School Remembers First Grader Who Died Of Cancer," 27 Apr. 2018 Leafrollers are tying leaves of redbuds, sweetgums, vinca groundcover, pyracanthas, cotoneasters and other plants together. Neil Sperry, star-telegram, "The tough half of the gardening marathon is ahead. Here's how to finish strong," 6 July 2018 Large shrubs or small trees: Japanese maple (Acer palmatum); pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia); ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius); redbud (Cercis canadensis). Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, "Many plants die when grown near black walnut trees. These are the ones that survive.," 20 June 2018 Huddled under the little shade the blooming redbud trees provided, about 200 friends, supporters, coworkers, fellow veterans and new neighbors lined Vershire Circle to welcome the Kadleck family to the Woodlands. Marialuisa Rincon, Houston Chronicle, "Army veteran, family receive new house from Operation Finally Home," 9 June 2018 This year, several types of trees are available, including sugar maple, shingle oak, and eastern redbud. Zipporah Osei, BostonGlobe.com, "A film festival, tree planting, and vintage video games," 8 June 2018

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1705, in the meaning defined above

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