Definitions starting with T

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[Car.; OED, includes some perennial plants of great height, e.g. banana] n. a tall plant, such as the corn or the bean: 1788 Chicken peas, a tree of very rapid and tall growth (Schoepf 308). 1966 Someone behind one big corn tree (Crowley 122). 1978 In the Bahamas many yards contain [pepper] plants (called trees) (Higgs 7). <Black>

Tags: noun, plant, tree

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Last update: 2011-08-11 20:20
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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