state tree

noun

Definition of state tree 

: a tree selected (as by the legislature) as an emblem of a state of the U.S.

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The sabal palm is the Florida state tree, a hardy survivor of drought, high winds, severe cold and some flooding. Amy Green, miamiherald, "With Gov. Scott and legislature in denial, tiny town adapts on its own to climate change," 11 July 2018 Among the decorations is one of South Carolina’s famous palmettos, which is the official state tree. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "Bargain hunter paid $20 for old South Carolina teapot. It auctioned for $800,000! | Charlotte Observer," 25 Feb. 2018 According to the Big Ten team's website, a buckeye is: A small, shiny, dark brown nut with a light tan patch that comes from the official state tree of Ohio, the buckeye tree. Michelle R. Martinelli, USA TODAY, "How many buckeye nuts could fill Ohio Stadium?," 6 Sep. 2017

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1917, in the meaning defined above

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