One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘A broad, umbrageous mass of green clothed the lower buttresses, and fringed itself away in clusters of coco palms.’
- ‘There I saw the first olive tree ever planted in Australia; the Cork-tree in luxuriance; the Caper growing among rocks, the English Oak, the horse chestnut, broom, magnificent mulberry trees of thirty-five years growth, umbrageous and green, great variety of roses in hedges, also climbing roses.’
- ‘On a terrace beyond the ravine an umbrageous oak spreads his great boughs indulgently beside the sombre Persian forms.’
- ‘The tree has a similar umbrageous habit to other Melia azedarach and will grow to 10m height and 8-10m spread.’
- ‘The jungle is the home of giant gums and dense myrtle, of umbrageous fig and tall palm, of sassafras and supplejack.’
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