Definition of saman in English:


(also saman tree, samaan)


  • West Indian term for rain tree
    • ‘SAMANEA SAMAN is a truly noble tropical tree. It has a sturdy, smooth, pale grey trunk mostly divided near its base into a few hefty branches that grow almost horizontally to support its monstrous parasol canopy.’
    • ‘Heading into the garden behind here, underneath the enormous saman tree, whose massive branches are furred with philodendrons and hanging with vines, you come to a swimming pool.’
    • ‘We hiked up steep switchbacks between ancient samaan and banyan trees and clambered down gullies where razor grass spikes up high along the trail and mango and cashew trees form a fruitful canopy.’


Latin American Spanish.