Origin of paulowniaModL, after Anna Pavlovna (died 1865), daughter of Czar Paul I
any of a genus (Paulownia) of Asian trees of the figwort family, with large, heart-shaped leaves and large, erect clusters of violet flowers; esp., a tree (P. tomentosa) having fragrant, violet flowers like those of foxglove
Any of several deciduous trees of the genus Paulownia, native to East Asia, having large, heart-shaped, opposite leaves and pyramidal panicles of purplish or white flowers with a spotted interior. Also called princess tree .
Origin of paulowniaNew Latin Paulownia genus name after Anna Paulovna (1795-1865), Russian princess and queen of William II of the Netherlands
- (botany) Any member of the genus Paulownia, comprising deciduous flowering trees native to Asia.
- At maturity the Paulownia assumes a dense rounded head, but rarely exceeds 30 feet in height, although in some south-coast gardens there are trees of 40 feet.
- Paulownia - P. imperialis is a fine flowering tree from Japan, not suitable for our climate generally, though in a few places it succeeds.
- The red sun with white and gold rays; in the former the lilac flowers of the Paulownia tree, the flower of the Tycoon's arms, take a prominent part.
- Magnolia, azalea, camellia, begonia and paulownia.
- The Order of the Paulownia Sun (Tokwa Daijasho), founded in 1888, in one class, may be in a sense regarded as the highest class of the Rising Sun (Kiokujitsasho) founded in eight classes, in 1875.