shade tree


Definition of shade tree

: a tree grown primarily to produce shade

Examples of shade tree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s not just one golden shade tree, but two shade trees. Rodney Ho, ajc, 30 May 2022 Many pretty plants will do fine under a large shade tree or in flower beds, hanging baskets, and containers throughout your garden. Lauren Smith Mcdonough, House Beautiful, 25 May 2022 In past years Japanese plum, also called loquat, was used effectively as a road border or shade tree transition because it was disciplined and grew well in our climate and soil and in the sun or the shade. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 6 May 2022 Take delivery of a free shade tree to plant in your yard or in your neighborhood. Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2022 The resulting tree loss has been most evident in communities with older trees, such as Takoma Park, where residents fret as the roar of chain saws and mulching machines portends the loss of another big shade tree. Washington Post, 25 Nov. 2021 Inside, three cows and a white horse lay side-by-side under a shade tree to hide from the 103-degree July heat. Tia Mitchell, ajc, 18 July 2020 The small square is partially surrounded by a small brick wall with a shade tree as its centerpiece. Washington Post, 4 Sep. 2021 The small square is partially surrounded by a small brick wall with a shade tree as its centerpiece. Washington Post, 4 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of shade tree

1806, in the meaning defined above

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5 Jun 2022

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“Shade tree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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