Definition of Elephant tree
1. Noun. Small tree or shrub of the southwestern United States having a spicy odor and odd-pinnate leaves and small clusters of white flowers.
Generic synonyms: Incense Tree
Group relationships: Bursera, Genus Bursera
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elephant Tree
Literary usage of Elephant tree
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1899)
"THE May number of THE PLANT WORLD contained an account of the elephant tree, one of the botanical curiosities of the Peninsula of Southern California. ..."
2. Tiyo Soga: A Page of South African Mission Work by John Aitken Chalmers (1878)
"He was immediately apprehended; and to extort confession of his crime, he was tortured by heated twigs of the elephant tree being fastened about his body. ..."
3. Antiquities of India: An Account of the History and Culture of Ancient Hindustan by Lionel David Barnett (1914)
"... the most frequent emblems are the elephant, tree, wheel, and chaitya or stupa. This is because they represent in symbolic form the essence of Buddhism. ..."
4. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th Series by California academy of sciences (1890)
"The description given by Dr. John A. Veatch* in the * "The elephant tree is one of the curiosities oí Cerros Island. It derives its name from the ..."