smoke tree

noun

Definition of smoke tree

: either of two small shrubby trees (genus Cotinus) of the cashew family with large panicles of minute flowers that suggest a cloud of smoke:
a : one (C. coggygria) of Eurasia that is widely planted in the eastern U.S.
b : one (C. obovatus) of the southeastern U.S. and Texas

First Known Use of smoke tree

1846


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