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singing tree, singer tree

[ see 1880 quot.] n. a tree, Albizzia lebbek: 1827 The "music" or "singing tree" (Culmer 45). 1880 Trees... [with] seeds like the bean, in pods. . . about eight inches long, which, being swayed and shaken by the wind, so fill the air with soft, soothing music, that the tree has been called the "singing tree" (Ives 95). 1920 Singer tree (Britton 157). = MUSIC TREE, WHISTLING BEAN, WOMAN'S TONGUE <San Sal.>

Tags: noun, plant, tree

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Last update: 2011-09-26 17:34
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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