silk tree

noun

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

called also mimosa

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The blast scattered Persian silk tree seeds brought to Britain in 1793. Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times, 17 Feb. 2022 The biggest pink floss silk tree around — maybe 90 feet tall — is at the Bel-Air Hotel, planted there by Alphonzo Bell, the developer of Bel-Air, philanthropist, and one heck of a tennis player. Los Angeles Times, 29 June 2021 McDonough is partial to the floss silk tree, which will soon be showing off with blooms like tiny orchids above a spiky trunk that looks positively Jurassic. Los Angeles Times, 29 June 2021 Persian silk tree bark extract helps reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness, palmitoyl glycine helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wild indigo extract helps brighten my undereyes, leaving behind a luminous skin-like finish. Nicole Saunders, NBC News, 21 Oct. 2020 The Persian silk tree bark extract can help reduce the look of puffiness, dark circles and crows feet, with palmitoyl glycine helping fade the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Nicole Saunders, CNN Underscored, 26 Dec. 2019 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, 12 Sep. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of silk tree was circa 1852

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Cite this Entry

“Silk tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silk%20tree. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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