Definition of pride of India in English:

pride of India


  • Any of a number of Asian trees which are cultivated as ornamentals.

    the chinaberry.

    a yellow-flowered tree which has become naturalized in parts of southern Europe (Koelreuteria paniculata, family Sapindaceae).

    • ‘Pride of India, Largestroemia speciosa, is a very graceful ornamental tree with wispy branches and glossy narrow leaves.’
    • ‘It is generally called "China tree" or sometimes "goldenrain tree," but it is also known as "pride of India" or "varnish tree.’