staff tree


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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1633, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of staff tree was circa 1633

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“Staff tree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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