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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- a leguminous, tropical American tree (Parkinsonia aculeata) having compound leaves and yellow, fragrant flowers: used for hedges
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A spiny tropical American tree (Parkinsonia aculeata) having clusters of yellow flowers, green branches, and bipinnately compound leaves.