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wig tree


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wig tree Old World shrub having large plumes of yellowish feathery flowers resembling puffs of smoke
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wig tree (Bot) See Smoke tree, under Smoke.
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In literature:

A tree : Pill-i-a ere-wig.
"Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia" by Phillip Parker King
There he saw an elderly gentleman, in a great curled wig, sound asleep on a seat beneath a tree.
"Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia being the adventures of Prince Prigio's son" by Andrew Lang
He snatched off his wig and took his armor from the hollow tree and shook the bridle.
"Tales of Folk and Fairies" by Katharine Pyle
He got up in great haste, grabbed his wig from the ground, clapped it on his head hind side before and at once started to climb the tree.
"The Hilltop Boys" by Cyril Burleigh
RHUS COTINUS (Venetian Sumach), the Smoke Plant or Wig Tree, is one of the most effective shrubs for this purpose.
"Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens" by Ernest Thomas Cook
So I dug a hole in our orchard at the foot of the quince tree, dropped the wig in, and simply held my tongue.
"The Life of Roger Langdon" by Roger Langdon

In news:

He's sold Taiwanese wigs, peddled cashew trees in Belize, even pushed cactuses in the Mexican desert.