silk tree

noun

Definition of silk tree 

: a leguminous Asian tree (Albizia julibrissin) naturalized especially in the southeastern U.S. and having pink flowers with long silky stamens

called also mimosa

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The existing trees in the riad’s courtyard garden were magnificent: jacarandas, figs, palms, flame trees and Persian silk trees approaching the height of the upper-story bedrooms. Sarah Medford, WSJ, "An Exclusive Tour of a French Iconoclast’s Moroccan Getaway," 12 Sep. 2017

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circa 1852, in the meaning defined above

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