spindle tree

noun

: any of various often evergreen shrubs, small trees, or vines (genus Euonymus) of the staff-tree family

Examples of spindle tree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Japanese spindle tree is an unusual species because of its large, coral-colored fruit, which begins to form in late summer. Discover Magazine, 10 July 2012

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Word History

First Known Use

1548, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spindle tree was in 1548

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“Spindle tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spindle%20tree. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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