Definition of sponge tree in English:

sponge tree


  • another term for opopanax (sense 1)
    • ‘The most plentiful species to be found are the carob tree, scrub oak, vera palosanto, gutacaro, yellow mombin, nectarine, thistle, sponge tree, yaque, and Venezuela's national tree, the araguanay.’
    • ‘She is so fascinated with the fake grass and sponge trees.’
    • ‘A very tall sponge tree was removed in 2006 because it was in danger of bringing down the stone structure that supported it.’