Definition of pagoda tree in English:

pagoda tree


  • A SE Asian tree of the pea family that has hanging clusters of cream flowers and is cultivated as an ornamental.

    Sophora japonica, family Leguminosae

    • ‘The Japanese Pagoda Tree is a good tree for midsummer flowers displaying its clusters of creamy-white pea-like flowers during the heat of summer when few other trees are in bloom.’
    • ‘The pagoda tree has bordered pits that are always distinctly vestured.’
    • ‘Raised in parks throughout the world for its attractive clusters of flowers, the Japonese pagoda tree itself also has great ornamental appeal.’
    • ‘Especially noteworthy is a rare century-old Japanese pagoda tree Sophora Japonica, with twisted and gnarled trunks and limbs.’