Definition of Pagoda tree
1. Noun. Tall sparingly branched conical tree having large fragrant yellow flowers with white centers.
2. Noun. Frangipani of India having an erect habit and conical form; grown in temple gardens.
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Literary usage of Pagoda tree
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1. Ad Orientem by Aug Daniel Frederickson (1889)
"... indica): Long spikes of splendid scarlet flowers, red seeds like coral. (Plate XI.) pagoda tree ..."
2. London Trees: Being an Account of the Trees that Succeed in London, with a by Angus Duncan Webster (1920)
"pagoda tree (Sophora japonica) CHINA and Japan, 1763. A large deciduous tree, with elegant pinnate foliage and clusters of greenish-white flowers produced ..."
3. Hobson-Jobson: A Glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases, and by Henry Yule, Arthur Coke Burnell, William Crooke (1903)
"pagoda tree A slang phrase once current, rather in England than in India, ... and the pagoda- tree has been stripi>cd of all its golden fruit. ..."
4. Hobson-Jobson: A Glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases, and by Henry Yule, Arthur Coke Burnell, William Crooke (1903)
"PAGODA-TREE. A slang phrase once current, rather in England than in India, to express the openings to rapid fortune which at one time existed in India. ..."