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SMOKE TREE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does smoke tree mean? 

SMOKE TREE (noun)
  The noun SMOKE TREE has 2 senses:

1. any of several shrubs or shrubby trees of the genus Cotinus
2. greyish-green shrub of desert regions of southwestern United States and Mexico having sparse foliage and terminal spikes of bluish violet flowers; locally important as source of a light-colored honey of excellent flavor

  Familiarity information: SMOKE TREE used as a noun is rare.


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SMOKE TREE (noun)


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Meaning:

Any of several shrubs or shrubby trees of the genus Cotinus

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

smoke bush; smoke tree

Hypernyms ("smoke tree" is a kind of...):

bush; shrub (a low woody perennial plant usually having several major branches)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "smoke tree"):

American smokewood; chittamwood; Cotinus americanus; Cotinus obovatus (shrubby tree of southern United States having large plumes of feathery flowers resembling puffs of smoke)

Cotinus coggygria; Venetian sumac; wig tree (Old World shrub having large plumes of yellowish feathery flowers resembling puffs of smoke)

Holonyms ("smoke tree" is a member of...):

Cotinus; genus Cotinus (smoke trees)


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Meaning:

Greyish-green shrub of desert regions of southwestern United States and Mexico having sparse foliage and terminal spikes of bluish violet flowers; locally important as source of a light-colored honey of excellent flavor

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

Dalea spinosa; smoke tree

Hypernyms ("smoke tree" is a kind of...):

bush; shrub (a low woody perennial plant usually having several major branches)

Holonyms ("smoke tree" is a member of...):

Dalea; genus Dalea (indigo bush)


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