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catalpa


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Catalpa  \Ca*tal"pa\,  n.  [From  the  language  of  the  Indians  of 
  Carolina,  where  Catesby  discovered  this  tree  in  the  year 
  1726.]  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  American  and  East  Indian  trees,  of  which  the  best 
  know  species  are  the  {Catalpa  bignonioides},  a  large 
  ornamental  North  American  tree,  with  spotted  white  flowers 
  and  long  cylindrical  pods,  and  the  {C.  speciosa},  of  the 
  Mississipi  valley;  --  called  also  {Indian  bean}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  catalpa 
  n  :  tree  of  the  genus  Catalpa  with  large  leaves  and  white 
  flowers  followed  by  long  slender  pods  [syn:  {Indian  bean}] 




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