staff tree

noun

Definition of staff tree

: any of a genus (Celastrus of the family Celastraceae, the staff-tree family) of mostly twining shrubby plants including the common bittersweet

First Known Use of staff tree

circa 1633, in the meaning defined above

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“Staff tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/staff%20tree. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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