China tree

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n China tree tree of northern India and China having purple blossoms and small inedible yellow fruits; naturalized in the southern United States as a shade tree
    • n China tree evergreen of tropical America having pulpy fruit containing saponin which was used as soap by Native Americans
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • China tree (Bot) See Azedarach.
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Usage

In literature:

Rice fields and great groves of mulberry trees indicated some of the chief industries of China.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
All over China, but especially in this part of Szechuan, there grows a tree of the large-leaved privet species.
"A Wayfarer in China" by Elizabeth Kendall
The Dwarf Trees of China.
"Little Folks (July 1884)" by Various
PAEONY, tree, ancient cultivation of, in China, ii.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
The dark, plumy foliage of the china trees was getting a golden edge.
"Dr. Sevier" by George W. Cable
A small, beautiful tree from China; probably not hardy north of Washington.
"Trees of the Northern United States" by Austin C. Apgar
Rhubarb and fruit trees are largely cultivated in the western part of north China.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
China is practically denuded of trees, after unknown centuries of waste.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
To look for the Canyon and Tree within the Philippine Islands, contiguous to China, is simply impossible.
"Ancient Chinese account of the Grand Canyon, or course of the Colorado" by Alexander M'Allan
The whole village was embowered in the foliage of China trees, which thickly lined both sides of the main street.
"The South-West" by Jonathon Holt Ingraham
I smell the China trees and the pine.
"All the Days of My Life: An Autobiography" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
In China and Japan this tree is as important as the apple is in Northern Europe.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
In two minutes they had carried him into the shadows of a big china tree in the rear and tied him to the trunk.
"The Sins of the Father" by Thomas Dixon
China also has species that are fruit trees of merit.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers
The China tree, very far from becoming extinct, is carefully cultivated in Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador.
"Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume II" by Karl Ritter von Scherzer
In China they are usually gathered four times each year, and the trees continue to yield for twenty-five or thirty years.
"How We are Fed" by James Franklin Chamberlain
The Tree of Life grew in India, in China, and among the Aztecs, long before the Garden of Eden was planted.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 4 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Lectures" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Then the owners of the trees gather it, and make it into cakes as we do, which are sold about China.
"Thalaba the Destroyer" by Robert Southey
The flora is inter-tropical, and comprises nearly all the trees known in China and Japan.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4" by Various
The Walnut tree is a native of Persia, and is found growing wild in the North of China.
"Woodland Gleanings" by Charles Tilt
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In news:

'Gingko Fever in Chongqing ': The Billion-Dollar Trees of Central China.
Villagers plant trees in China's Gansu province last April 16 as part of what so far has been a losing battle against desertification.
The tree shrew fossil , believed to be 125 million years old, was unearthed in China recently.
' Gingko Fever in Chongqing': The Billion-Dollar Trees of Central China.
In their place rise neat rows of young rubber trees -- their sap destined for China.
Workers in China fell trees planted by Sino-Forest Corp.
The Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) is an invasive pest from China that can kill up to half of the state's native hardwood trees.
PEACH TREE Prunus persica Thousands of years before Wilson's time, China was exporting many of its botanical treasures, and the peach tree is a prime example.
A little patch of vanished McLennan County history will live on in memory thanks to the installation of a state historical marker on the grounds of The Church at Tree Lake near China Spring.
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