Definition of Bead tree
1. Noun. Small tree of West Indies and northeastern Venezuela having large oblong pointed leaflets and panicles of purple flowers; seeds are black or scarlet with black spots.
Group relationships: Genus Ormosia, Ormosia
Generic synonyms: Necklace Tree
Lexicographical Neighbors of Bead Tree
Literary usage of Bead tree
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Henderson's Handbook of Plants and General Horticulture \ by Peter Henderson (1910)
"bead tree. From Melia, the Greek name for the Ash ; in allusion to the ... It derives the name bead tree on account of the use made of the seeds in Catholic ..."
2. The History of Barbados: Comprising a Geographical and Statistical by Robert Hermann Schomburgk (1848)
"Bead-tree, black, 578. Bead-vine, red, 522. Bean, French, 489, 490. , great ... Bead-tree, common, 378. , Circassian, 545. , red, 500. Bean-tree, 518. ..."
3. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"AZEDARACH, The Bead-tree. ... £W. The Bead- tree. 2. ... The bead tree, which is always green and flowering. ..."