Main definitions of drumstick tree in US English:

: drumstick tree1drumstick tree2

drumstick tree1

noun

  • A deciduous tree native to the Himalayas and also grown elsewhere in the tropics and subtropics for its leaves and long triangular seed pods.

    Moringa oleifera, family Moringaceae

Main definitions of drumstick tree in US English:

: drumstick tree1drumstick tree2

drumstick tree2

noun

  • 1Any of several trees of the genus Cassia (family Leguminosae (Fabaceae)), especially C. sieberiana of Africa.

  • 2The horseradish tree, Moringa oleifera.

Origin

Early 19th century. Compare Dutch trommelstokboom, denoting Cassia fistula.