spindle tree

noun

Definition of spindle tree

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

First Known Use of spindle tree

1548, in the meaning defined above

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“Spindle tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spindle%20tree. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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