Definition of Monkey pod
1. Noun. Large ornamental tropical American tree with bipinnate leaves and globose clusters of flowers with crimson stamens and seed pods that are eaten by cattle.
Generic synonyms: Albizia, Albizzia
Lexicographical Neighbors of Monkey Pod
Literary usage of Monkey pod
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. All about Hawaii (1910)
"MONKEY-POD. Among the numerous exotic shade trees that meets with ... I have been unable to ascertain as to how it got its unbecoming name, monkey-pod. ..."
2. Transactions of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.: Horticultural Hall by Massachusetts Horticultural Society, W.D. Ticknor & Co, James Englebert Teschemacher (1899)
"The best shade tree in the vicinity of Honolulu is the monkey- pod, Albizzia bicolor ; a tree of very dense and spreading habit and bearing beautiful ..."
3. Seven Weeks in Hawaii by M. Leola Crawford (1913)
"There is a monkey- pod tree in this park said'to be the largest tree on the Island. It is in reality only large in comparison, as all of the trees here are ..."
4. Transactions by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1899)
"The tamarind thrives hen', attaining a greater height than the monkey-pod, and although the foliage is much finer, it is dense and gives ample shade. ..."