Definition of Paulownia

1. n. A genus of trees of the order Scrophulariaceæ, consisting of one species, Paulownia imperialis.



Definition of Paulownia

1. Noun. (plant) Any member of the genus ''Paulownia'', comprising deciduous flowering trees native to Asia. ¹

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Definition of Paulownia

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Medical Definition of Paulownia

1. A genus of trees of the order Scrophulariaceae, consisting of one species, Paulownia imperialis. The tree is native to Japan, and has immense heart-shaped leaves, and large purplish flowers in panicles. The capsules contain many little winged seeds, which are beautiful microscopic objects. The tree is hardy in America as far north as Connecticut. Origin: NL. So named from the Russian princess Anna Pavlovna. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paulownia

paughty
paugy
pauhaugen
pauldron
pauldrons
paulin
paulingite
paulins
paulist
paulkellerite
paulkerrite
paullone
paullones
paulmooreite
paulo post futurum
paulownia (current term)
paulownias
pauls
paultry
paum
paumed
pauming
paums
paunce
paunces
paunch
paunched
paunches
paunchier
paunchiest

Literary usage of Paulownia

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1. Tree Guide: Trees East of the Rockies by Julia Ellen Rogers (1914)
"The paulownia blossoms before the leaves. Its flowers are deliciously fragrant, ... Native of Japan and China, the paulownia feels enough at home already in ..."

2. A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening: With a View to by Andrew Jackson Downing (1852)
"The paulownia is an entirely new ornamental tree, very lately introduced into our gardens ... The paulownia is remarkable for the large size of its foliage, ..."

3. The Flower Garden: Or, Breck's Book of Flowers ; in which are Described All by Joseph Breck (1859)
"In autumn the foliage is very gay, as on the same plant there will be bright-green, purple, brown and crimson leaves. paulownia. ..."

4. Lawns and Gardens: How to Plant and Beautify the Home Lot, the Pleasure by Nils Jönsson-Rose (1897)
"The color is a beautiful violet- FIG. 107.—paulownia (paulownia IMPERIALIS). blue. A fine lawn tree, tender in the extreme North. It grows well in an open, ..."

5. American Agriculturist (1846)
"The collection of Ornamental Tree» is large, and Includes a few hundred of the splendid paulownia imperials. ..."

6. London Trees: Being an Account of the Trees that Succeed in London, with a by Angus Duncan Webster (1920)
"paulownia imperialis SO few trees of the paulownia have been planted in London that its suitability or otherwise for cultivation cannot be definitely stated ..."

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