Definitions starting with W

ID #3574

woman's tongue

[Car.; DJE 1909→] n. a tree, Albizzia lebbek: 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 ... [Some] name it "woman's tonuge" - because it is never still! (Ives 95). = MUSIC TREE, WHISTLING BEAN (Exuma)

Tags: noun, plant, tree

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Last update: 2010-11-26 18:15
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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