Definition of Linden tree
1. Noun. Any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber.
Group relationships: Genus Tilia, Tilia
Terms within: Basswood, Linden
Specialized synonyms: American Basswood, American Lime, Tilia Americana, Small-leaved Lime, Small-leaved Linden, Tilia Cordata, Cottonwood, Tilia Heterophylla, White Basswood, Japanese Lime, Japanese Linden, Tilia Japonica, Silver Lime, Silver Linden, Tilia Tomentosa
Generic synonyms: Tree
Lexicographical Neighbors of Linden Tree
Literary usage of Linden tree
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1905)
"A short time ago I was at Fribourg, in Switzerland, and saw a huge linden tree, which is said to have grown from the twig which the messenger held in his ..."
2. A Harvest of German Verse by Margarete Anna Adelheid Münsterberg (1916)
"Under the Linden-tree Under the linden-tree Upon the heath, There I lay with him.—Alas, When you go there, you'll see The flowers beneath Crushed and ..."
3. The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal (1861)
"At dead of night, in the pale star-light, (Sing key, ling ho, the linden tree.) A knight rode down thro' the sleeping town And Mopt 'neath the bower of ..."
4. The Woods and By-ways of New England by Wilson Flagg (1872)
"THE LINDEN-TREE. THE lime or linden tree is generally known among our countrymen as the Bass, and was not, before the present century, employed as a wayside ..."