Synonyms of 'Trees'
acaciaany shrub or tree of the tropical and subtropical leguminous genus Acacia, having compound or reduced leaves and small yellow or white flowers in dense inflorescences akeealderany N temperate betulaceous shrub or tree of the genus Alnus, having toothed leaves and conelike fruits. The bark is used in dyeing and tanning and the wood for bridges, etc because it resists underwater rot almonda small widely cultivated rosaceous tree, Prunus amygdalus, that is native to W Asia and has pink flowers and a green fruit containing an edible nutlike seed aloeangophora (Australian)any tree of the genus Angophora, related to the eucalyptus and native to E Australia Antarctic beechany tree of the genus Nothofagus, related to the beech and native to temperate Australasia and South America, esp Nothofagus cunninghamii of SE Australia or Nothofagus moorei of NE Australia applea rosaceous tree, Malus sieversii, native to Central Asia but widely cultivated in temperate regions in many varieties, having pink or white fragrant flowers and firm rounded edible fruits apricota rosaceous tree, Prunus armeniaca, native to Africa and W Asia, but widely cultivated for its edible fruit ashany oleaceous tree of the genus Fraxinus, esp F. excelsior of Europe and Asia, having compound leaves, clusters of small greenish flowers, and winged seeds aspenany of several trees of the salicaceous genus Populus, such as P. tremula of Europe, in which the leaves are attached to the stem by long flattened stalks so that they quiver in the wind balsaa bombacaceous tree, Ochroma lagopus, of tropical America bananabangalay or bastard mahogany (Australian)a myrtaceous Australian tree, Eucalyptus botryoides, valued for its hard red wood bangalow (palm) or piccabean (Australian)banyalla or tallowwood (Australian)banyana moraceous tree, Ficus benghalensis, of tropical India and the East Indies, having aerial roots that grow down into the soil forming additional trunks baobab or boaba bombacaceous tree, Adansonia digitata, native to Africa, that has a very thick trunk, large white flowers, and a gourdlike fruit with an edible pulp called monkey bread bat's wing coral-tree (Australian)bayany of various other trees with strongly aromatic leaves used in cooking, esp a member of the genera Myrica or Pimenta beechany N temperate tree of the genus Fagus, esp F. sylvatica of Europe, having smooth greyish bark: family Fagaceae beefwood (Australian)any of various trees that produce very hard wood, esp the Australian tree Casuarina equisetifolia, widely planted in warm regions belah, belar, billar, or black oak (Australian)an Australian casuarina tree, Casuarina cristata, yielding a useful timber berrigan or bitterbush (Australian)an Australian tree, Pittosporum phylliraeoides, with hanging branches bimble box (Australian)a dense Australian tree, Eucalyptus populnea, with shiny green leaves, valued for its hard wood birchany betulaceous tree or shrub of the genus Betula, having thin peeling bark bitterbark (Australian)an Australian tree, Alstonia constricta, with bitter-tasting bark that is used in preparing tonic medicines black bean or Moreton Bay chestnutan Australian leguminous tree, Castanospermum australe, having thin smooth bark and yellow or reddish flowers: used in furniture manufacture blackbutt (Australian)any of various Australian eucalyptus trees having rough fibrous bark and hard wood used as timber black pine or matai (Australian)a coniferous evergreen tree of New Zealand, Podocarpus spicatus, having a bluish bark and small linear leaves arranged in two rows: timber used for flooring and weatherboards black wattle (Australian)a small Australian acacia tree, A. mearnsii, with yellow flowers blackwood or mudgerabah (Australian)a tall Australian acacia tree, A. melanoxylon, having small clusters of flowers and curved pods and yielding highly valued black timber blanket-leaf (Australian)bloodwood (Australian)any of several species of Australian eucalyptus that exude a red sap bonsaia tree or shrub grown by this method boree (Australian)bottle tree (Australian)any of several Australian sterculiaceous trees of the genus Sterculia (or Brachychiton) that have a bottle-shaped swollen trunk boxwoodthe box tree brigalow (Australian)any of various acacia trees bulwaddy, bullwaddy, bullwaddie, or bulwaddee (Australian)a N Australian tree, Macropteranthes kekwickii, growing in dense thickets bunya or bunya-bunya (pine)a tall dome-shaped Australian coniferous tree, Araucaria bidwillii, having edible cones (bunya nuts) and thickish flattened needles burrawang or zamia (Australian)butternuta walnut tree, Juglans cinerea of E North America cabbage tree (palm) (Australian)cacaoa small tropical American evergreen tree, Theobroma cacao, having yellowish flowers and reddish-brown seed pods from which cocoa and chocolate are prepared: family Sterculiaceae cadagi or cadaga (Australian)a eucalyptus tree, E. torelliana, of tropical and subtropical Australia, having a smooth green trunk cajuput or cajeput (Australian)a small myrtaceous tree or shrub, Melaleuca leucadendron, native to the East Indies and Australia, with whitish flowers and leaves camphor laurel (Australian)an Australian name for the camphor tree, now occurring in the wild in parts of Australia carbeen, carbean, karbeen, or Moreton Bay ash (Australian)an Australian eucalyptus tree, E. tessellaris, having drooping branches and grey bark caroban evergreen leguminous Mediterranean tree, Ceratonia siliqua, with compound leaves and edible pods cashewa tropical American anacardiaceous evergreen tree, Anacardium occidentale, bearing kidney-shaped nuts that protrude from a fleshy receptacle cassiaa lauraceous tree, Cinnamomum cassia, of tropical Asia casuarina or native oak (Australian)any tree of the genus Casuarina, of Australia and the East Indies, having jointed leafless branchlets: family Casuarinaceae cedarany Old World coniferous tree of the genus Cedrus, having spreading branches, needle-like evergreen leaves, and erect barrel-shaped cones: family Pinaceae cedar of Lebanona cedar, Cedrus libani, of SW Asia with level spreading branches and fragrant wood celery pine or celery-top pine (Australian)a New Zealand gymnosperm tree, Phyllocladus trichomanoides, with celerylike shoots and useful wood: family Phyllocladaceae cherryany of several trees of the rosaceous genus Prunus, such as P. avium (sweet cherry), having a small fleshy rounded fruit containing a hard stone chestnutany N temperate fagaceous tree of the genus Castanea, such as C. sativa (sweet or Spanish chestnut), which produce flowers in long catkins and nuts in a prickly bur cinnamona tropical Asian lauraceous tree, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, having aromatic yellowish-brown bark citrusany tree or shrub of the tropical and subtropical rutaceous genus Citrus, which includes the orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, citron, and calamondin coachwood (Australian)an Australian tree, Ceratopetalum apetalum, yielding light aromatic wood used for furniture, turnery, etc cocothe coconut palm tree coolabah or coolibahan Australian myrtaceous tree, Eucalyptus microtheca, that grows along rivers and has smooth bark and long narrow leaves coral tree (Australian)any of various thorny, tropical trees of the leguminous genus Erythrina, having bright red flowers and reddish shiny seeds cork oakan evergreen Mediterranean oak tree, Quercus suber, with a porous outer bark from which cork is obtained corkwood or cork treea small tree, Leitneria floridana, of the southeastern US, having very lightweight porous wood: family Leitneriaceae cypressany coniferous tree of the N temperate genus Cupressus, having dark green scalelike leaves and rounded cones: family Cupressaceae date palma feather palm, Phoenix dactylifera, probably native to N Africa and SW Asia and widely grown in other arid warm temperate and subtropical regions for its edible fruit (dates) dealthe sawn wood of various coniferous trees, such as that from the Scots pine (red deal) or from the Norway Spruce (white deal) dogwoodany of various cornaceous trees or shrubs of the genus Cornus, esp C. sanguinea, a European shrub with clusters of small white flowers and black berries: the shoots are red in winter Douglas fira North American pyramidal coniferous tree, Pseudotsuga menziesii, widely planted for ornament and for timber, having needle-like leaves and hanging cones: family Pinaceae ebonyany of various tropical and subtropical trees of the genus Diospyros, esp D. ebenum of S India, that have hard dark wood: family Ebenaceae elderany of various caprifoliaceous shrubs or small trees of the genus Sambucus, having clusters of small white flowers and red, purple, or black berry-like fruits elmany ulmaceous tree of the genus Ulmus, occurring in the N hemisphere, having serrated leaves and winged fruits (samaras): cultivated for shade, ornament, and timber eucalyptus or eucalyptany myrtaceous tree of the mostly Australian genus Eucalyptus, such as the blue gum and ironbark, widely cultivated for the medicinal oil in their leaves (eucalyptus oil), timber, and ornament eumung or eumong (Australian)any of various Australian acacias figany moraceous tree or shrub of the tropical and subtropical genus Ficus, in which the flowers are borne inside a pear-shaped receptacle firany pyramidal coniferous tree of the N temperate genus Abies, having single needle-like leaves and erect cones: family Pinaceae firewheel tree (Australian)flame tree or Illawarra flame tree (Australian)any of various tropical trees with red or orange flowers, such as flame-of-the-forest flooded gum (Australian)any of various eucalyptus trees of Australia, esp Eucalyptus saligna (the Sydney blue gum), that grow in damp soil ghost gum (Australian)a eucalyptus tree with white trunk and branches gidgee or stinking wattle (Australian)any of various small acacia trees, Acacia cambagei, which at times emit an unpleasant smell golden wattle (Australian)grapefruita tropical or subtropical cultivated evergreen rutaceous tree, Citrus paradisi grasstree or black boy (Australian)grey gum (Australian)any of various eucalyptus trees of New South Wales having dull grey bark, esp Eucalyptus punctata ground ashground oakguavaany of various tropical American trees of the myrtaceous genus Psidium, esp P. guajava, grown in tropical regions for their edible fruit gum (tree)gympiea tall tree with stinging hairs on its leaves hawthornany of various thorny trees or shrubs of the N temperate rosaceous genus Crataegus, esp C. oxyacantha, having white or pink flowers and reddish fruits (haws) hazelany of several shrubs or small trees of the N temperate genus Corylus, esp C. avellana, having oval serrated leaves and edible rounded brown nuts: family Corylaceae hemlockany coniferous tree of the genus Tsuga, of North America and E Asia, having short flat needles: family Pinaceae hickoryany juglandaceous tree of the chiefly North American genus Carya, having nuts with edible kernels and hard smooth shells hollyany tree or shrub of the genus Ilex, such as the Eurasian I. aquifolium, having bright red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges hoop pine (Australian)a fast-growing timber tree of Australia, Araucaria cunninghamii, having rough bark with hoop-like cracks around the trunk and branches: family Araucariaceae hornbeamany tree of the betulaceous genus Carpinus, such as C. betulus of Europe and Asia, having smooth grey bark and hard white wood horse chestnutany of several trees of the genus Aesculus, esp the Eurasian A. hippocastanum, having palmate leaves, erect clusters of white, pink, or red flowers, and brown shiny inedible nuts enclosed in a spiky bur: family Hippocastanaceae huon pine (Australian)ilexany of various trees or shrubs of the widely distributed genus Ilex, such as the holly and inkberry: family Aquifoliaceae ironbarkany of several Australian eucalyptus trees that have hard rough bark iron gumironwoodany of various betulaceous trees, such as hornbeam, that have very hard wood jacarandaany bignoniaceous tree of the tropical American genus Jacaranda, having fernlike leaves and pale purple flowers and widely cultivated in temperate areas of Australia jarrah (Australian)a widely planted Australian eucalyptus tree, Eucalyptus marginata, that yields a valuable timber Judas treesmall Eurasian leguminous tree, Cercis siliquastrum, with pinkish-purple flowers that bloom before the leaves appear: popularly thought to be the tree on which Judas hanged himself juniperany coniferous shrub or small tree of the genus Juniperus, of the N hemisphere, having purple berry-like cones. The cones of J. communis (common or dwarf juniper) are used as a flavouring in making gin karrian Australian eucalyptus tree, Eucalyptus diversifolia kauria New Zealand coniferous tree, Agathis australis, with oval leaves and round cones: family Araucariaceae kentia palm (Australian)kurrajong or currajong (Australian)any of various Australian trees or shrubs, esp Brachychiton populneum, a sterculiaceous tree that yields a tough durable fibre laburnumany leguminous tree or shrub of the Eurasian genus Laburnum, having clusters of yellow drooping flowers: all parts of the plant are poisonous larchany coniferous tree of the genus Larix, having deciduous needle-like leaves and egg-shaped cones: family Pinaceae laurelany lauraceous tree of the genus Laurus, such as the bay tree and L. canariensis, of the Canary Islands and Azores lemona small Asian evergreen tree, Citrus limon, widely cultivated in warm and tropical regions, having pale green glossy leaves and edible fruits lilacany of various Eurasian oleaceous shrubs or small trees of the genus Syringa, esp S. vulgaris (common lilac) which has large sprays of purple or white fragrant flowers lilly pilly or lilli pilli (Australian)limea small Asian citrus tree, Citrus aurantifolia, with stiff sharp spines and small round or oval greenish fruits lindlindenany of various tiliaceous deciduous trees of the N temperate genus Tilia, having heart-shaped leaves and small fragrant yellowish flowers: cultivated for timber and as shade trees lotusmacadamia, bauple nut, or Queensland nut (Australian)any tree of the Australian proteaceous genus Macadamia, esp M. ternifolia, having clusters of small white flowers and edible nutlike seeds macrocarpaa large coniferous tree of New Zealand, Cupressus macrocarpa, used for shelter belts on farms and for rough timber magnoliaany tree or shrub of the magnoliaceous genus Magnolia of Asia and North America: cultivated for their white, pink, purple, or yellow showy flowers mahoganyany of various tropical American trees of the meliaceous genus Swietenia, esp S. mahagoni and S. macrophylla, valued for their hard reddish-brown wood mallee (Australian)any of several low shrubby eucalyptus trees that flourish in desert regions of Australia mangoa tropical Asian anacardiaceous evergreen tree, Mangifera indica, cultivated in the tropics for its fruit mangroveany tropical evergreen tree or shrub of the genus Rhizophora, having stiltlike intertwining aerial roots and growing below the highest tide levels in estuaries and along coasts, forming dense thickets: family Rhizophoraceae manuka, kahikatoa, or kanuka (New Zealand)a New Zealand myrtaceous tree, Leptospermum scoparium, with strong elastic wood and aromatic leaves mapleany tree or shrub of the N temperate genus Acer, having winged seeds borne in pairs and lobed leaves: family Aceraceae marri (Australian)a species of eucalyptus, Eucalyptus calophylla, of Western Australia, widely cultivated for its coloured flowers melaleucaany shrub or tree of the mostly Australian myrtaceous genus Melaleuca, found in sandy or swampy regions mimosaany tropical shrub or tree of the leguminous genus Mimosa, having ball-like clusters of yellow or pink flowers and compound leaves that are often sensitive to touch or light monkey puzzle or Chile pinea South American coniferous tree, Araucaria araucana, having branches shaped like a candelabrum and stiff sharp leaves: family Araucariaceae Moreton Bay fig (Australian)a large Australian fig tree, Ficus macrophylla, having glossy leaves and smooth bark mountain ashany of various trees of the rosaceous genus Sorbus, such as S aucuparia (European mountain ash or rowan), having clusters of small white flowers and bright red berries mugga (Australian)an Australian eucalyptus tree with dark bark and pink flowers, Eucalyptus sideroxylon mulberryany moraceous tree of the temperate genus Morus, having edible blackberry-like fruit, such as M. alba (white mulberry), the leaves of which are used to feed silkworms myall (Australian)any of several Australian acacias, esp Acacia pendula, having hard scented wood used for fences Norfolk Island pine (Australian)a tall coniferous tree, Araucaria heterophylla, native to Norfolk Island and widely cultivated nutmegan East Indian evergreen tree, Myristica fragrans, cultivated in the tropics for its hard aromatic seed: family Myristicaceae oakany deciduous or evergreen tree or shrub of the fagaceous genus Quercus, having acorns as fruits and lobed leaves olivean evergreen oleaceous tree, Olea europaea, of the Mediterranean region but cultivated elsewhere, having white fragrant flowers, and edible shiny black fruits orangeany of several citrus trees, esp Citrus sinensis (sweet orange) and the Seville orange, cultivated in warm regions for their round edible fruit osierany of various willow trees, esp Salix viminalis, whose flexible branches or twigs are used for making baskets, etc palma leaf or branch of any of these trees, a symbol of victory, success, etc papayaa Caribbean evergreen tree, Carica papaya, with a crown of large dissected leaves and large green hanging fruit: family Caricaceae paperbarkany of several Australian myrtaceous trees of the genus Melaleuca, esp M. quinquenervia, of swampy regions, having spear-shaped leaves and papery bark that can be peeled off in thin layers pawpaw or papawa bush or small tree, Asimina triloba, of central North America, having small fleshy edible fruit: family Annonaceae peacha small rosaceous tree, Prunus persica, with pink flowers and rounded edible fruit: cultivated in temperate regions peara widely cultivated rosaceous tree, Pyrus communis, having white flowers and edible fruits peppermint gum (Australian)persimmonany of several tropical trees of the genus Diospyros, typically having hard wood and large orange-red fruit: family Ebenaceae pineany evergreen resinous coniferous tree of the genus Pinus, of the N hemisphere, with long needle-shaped leaves and brown cones: family Pinaceae planepluma small rosaceous tree, Prunus domestica, with white flowers and an edible oval fruit that is purple, yellow, or green and contains an oval stone pomegranatean Asian shrub or small tree, Punica granatum, cultivated in semitropical regions for its edible fruit: family Punicaceae poplarany tree of the salicaceous genus Populus, of N temperate regions, having triangular leaves, flowers borne in catkins, and light soft wood pussy willowa willow tree that produces silvery silky catkins, esp Salix caprea or S. cinerea in Britain or S. discolor in North America quandong or quondong (Australian)a small Australian santalaceous tree, Eucarya acuminata (or Fusanus acuminatus) quincea small widely cultivated Asian rosaceous tree, Cydonia oblonga, with pinkish-white flowers and edible pear-shaped fruits radiata pine, insignis pine, or Monterey pine (Australian)a pine tree, Pinus radiata, native to the western USA. but grown in Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere to produce building timber raffiaa palm tree, Raphia ruffia, native to Madagascar, that has large plumelike leaves, the stalks of which yield a useful fibre redwooda giant coniferous tree, Sequoia sempervirens, of coastal regions of California, having reddish fibrous bark and durable timber: family Taxodiaceae. The largest specimen is over 120 metres (360 feet) tall rivergum or river red gum (Australian)a large Australian red gum tree, Eucalyptus camaldulensis, growing along river banks rosewoodthe hard dark wood of any of various tropical and subtropical leguminous trees, esp of the genus Dalbergia. It has a roselike scent and is used in cabinetwork rowanthe European mountain ash (Sorbus aucuparia), a tree with pinnately compound leaves, white flowers, and red berries sandalwoodany of several evergreen hemiparasitic trees of the genus Santalum, esp S. album (white sandalwood), of S Asia and Australia, having hard light-coloured heartwood: family Santalaceae sassafrasan aromatic deciduous lauraceous tree, Sassafras albidum, of North America, having three-lobed leaves and dark blue fruits Scots firScots pinea coniferous tree, Pinus sylvestris, of Europe and W and N Asia, having blue-green needle-like leaves and brown cones with a small prickle on each scale: a valuable timber tree scribbly gum (Australian)sequoiaeither of two giant Californian coniferous trees, Sequoia sempervirens (redwood) or Sequoiadendron giganteum (formerly Sequoia gigantea) (big tree or giant sequoia): family Taxodiaceae silky oak (Australian)any of several trees of the Australian genus Grevillea, esp G. robusta, having divided leaves, smooth glossy wood, and showy clusters of orange, red, or white flowers: cultivated in the tropics as shade trees: family Proteaceae silver bircha betulaceous tree, Betula pendula, of N temperate regions of the Old World, having silvery-white peeling bark snow gum (Australian)any of various eucalyptus trees that grow at high altitude, esp Eucalyptus pauciflora spotted gum (Australian)an Australian eucalyptus tree, Eucalyptus maculata spruceany coniferous tree of the N temperate genus Picea, cultivated for timber and for ornament: family Pinaceae. They grow in a pyramidal shape and have needle-like leaves and light-coloured wood stinging tree or gympie nettle (Australian)any of various Australian trees and shrubs of the genus Dendrocnide with rigid stinging hairs stringy-barkany of several eucalyptus trees having a fibrous bark sycamorea Eurasian maple tree, Acer pseudoplatanus, naturalized in Britain and North America, having five-lobed leaves, yellow flowers, and two-winged fruits tamarinda leguminous tropical evergreen tree, Tamarindus indica, having pale yellow red-streaked flowers and brown pulpy pods, each surrounded by a brittle shell Tasmanian blue gum (Australian)teaka large verbenaceous tree, Tectona grandis, of the East Indies, having white flowers and yielding a valuable dense wood tea-treeumbrella treeany of various other trees or shrubs having leaves shaped like an umbrella or growing in an umbrella-like cluster walnutany juglandaceous deciduous tree of the genus Juglans, of America, SE Europe, and Asia, esp J. regia, which is native to W Asia but introduced elsewhere. They have aromatic leaves and flowers in catkins and are grown for their edible nuts and for their wood wandoo (Australian)a eucalyptus tree, Eucalyptus wandoo, of W Australia, having white bark and durable wood wattleany of various chiefly Australian acacia trees having spikes of small brightly coloured flowers and flexible branches, which were used by early settlers for making fences weeping willowa hybrid willow tree, Salix alba × S. babylonica, known as S. alba var. tristis, having long hanging branches: widely planted for ornament white ashwhitebeama N temperate rosaceous tree, Sorbus aria, having leaves with dense white hairs on the undersurface and hard timber wilga (Australian)a small drought-resistant tree, Geijera parviflora, of Australia, having hard aromatic wood, white flowers, and foliage that resembles that of the willow willowany of numerous salicaceous trees and shrubs of the genus Salix, such as the weeping willow and osiers of N temperate regions, which have graceful flexible branches, flowers in catkins, and feathery seeds wirilda (Australian)an acacia tree, Acacia retinoides, of SE Australia with edible seeds witchwitch elmyellow box (Australian)a large Australian eucalyptus tree, Eucalyptus melliodora yewany coniferous tree of the genus Taxus, of the Old World and North America, esp T. baccata, having flattened needle-like leaves, fine-grained elastic wood, and solitary seeds with a red waxy aril resembling berries: family Taxaceae ylang-ylangan aromatic Asian tree, Cananga odorata (or Canangium odoratum), with fragrant greenish-yellow flowers yielding a volatile oil: family Annonaceae yucca ▷ See tree
Copyright © 2016 by HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.
Word List of Trees from the Collins English Word Lists