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1. Tree  (noun) 
English actor and theatrical producer noted for his lavish productions of Shakespeare (1853-1917)

  Also known as: Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree

  More Generic:
    actor     histrion     player     thespian     role player     theatrical producer

2. tree  (noun) 
a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms

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yellowwood / yellowwood tree - any of various trees having yellowish wood or yielding a yellow extract
lancewood / lancewood tree / Oxandra lanceolata - source of most of the lancewood of commerce
Guinea pepper / negro pepper / Xylopia aethiopica - tropical west African evergreen tree bearing pungent aromatic seeds used as a condiment and in folk medicine
anise tree - any of several evergreen shrubs and small trees of the genus Illicium
winter's bark / winter's bark tree / Drimys winteri - South American evergreen tree yielding winter''s bark and a light soft wood similar to basswood
zebrawood / zebrawood tree - any of various trees or shrubs having mottled or striped wood
granadilla tree / granadillo / Brya ebenus - West Indian tree yielding a fine grade of green ebony
acacia - any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia
coralwood / coral-wood / red sandalwood / Barbados pride / peacock flower fence / Adenanthera pavonina - East Indian tree with racemes of yellow-white flowers
albizzia / albizia - any of numerous trees of the genus Albizia
conacaste / elephant's ear / Enterolobium cyclocarpa - tropical South American tree having a wide-spreading crown of bipinnate leaves and coiled ear-shaped fruits
inga - any tree or shrub of the genus Inga having pinnate leaves and showy usually white flowers
ice-cream bean / Inga edulis - ornamental evergreen tree with masses of white flowers
guama / Inga laurina - tropical tree of Central America and West Indies and Puerto Rico having spikes of white flowers
lead tree / white popinac / Leucaena glauca / Leucaena leucocephala - low scrubby tree of tropical and subtropical North America having white flowers tinged with yellow resembling mimosa and long flattened pods
wild tamarind / Lysiloma latisiliqua / Lysiloma bahamensis - a tree of the West Indies and Florida and Mexico
nitta tree - any of several Old World tropical trees of the genus Parkia having heads of red or yellow flowers followed by pods usually containing edible seeds and pulp
manila tamarind / camachile / huamachil / wild tamarind / Pithecellobium dulce - common thorny tropical American tree having terminal racemes of yellow flowers followed by sickle-shaped or circinate edible pods and yielding good timber and a yellow dye and mucilaginous gum
dita / dita bark / devil tree / Alstonia scholaris - evergreen tree of eastern Asia and Philippines having large leathery leaves and small green-white flowers in compact cymes
ivory tree / conessi / kurchi / kurchee / Holarrhena pubescens / Holarrhena antidysenterica - tropical Asian tree with hard white wood and bark formerly used as a remedy for dysentery and diarrhea
puka / Meryta sinclairii - small round-headed New Zealand tree having large resinous leaves and panicles of green-white flowers
cockspur / Pisonia aculeata - small spiny West Indian tree
pandanus / screw pine - any of various Old World tropical palmlike trees having huge prop roots and edible conelike fruits and leaves like pineapple leaves
lacebark / ribbonwood / houhere / Hoheria populnea - small tree or shrub of New Zealand having a profusion of axillary clusters of honey-scented paper-white flowers and whose bark is used for cordage
ribbon tree / ribbonwood / Plagianthus regius / Plagianthus betulinus - deciduous New Zealand tree whose inner bark yields a strong fiber that resembles flax and is called New Zealand cotton
tulipwood tree - any of various trees yielding variously colored woods similar to true tulipwood
red silk-cotton tree / simal / Bombax ceiba / Bombax malabarica - East Indian silk cotton tree yielding fibers inferior to kapok
Montezuma - evergreen tree with large leathery leaves and large pink to orange flowers
shaving-brush tree / Pseudobombax ellipticum - tree of Mexico to Guatemala having densely hairy flowers with long narrow petals clustered at ends of branches before leaves appear
quandong / quandong tree / Brisbane quandong / silver quandong tree / blue fig / Elaeocarpus grandis - Australian tree having hard white timber and glossy green leaves with white flowers followed by one-seeded glossy blue fruit
Jamaican cherry / calabur tree / calabura / silk wood / silkwood / Muntingia calabura - a fast-growing tropical American evergreen having white flowers and white fleshy edible fruit
breakax / breakaxe / break-axe / Sloanea jamaicensis - West Indian timber tree having very hard wood
bottle-tree / bottle tree - an Australian tree of the genus Brachychiton
Chinese parasol tree / Chinese parasol / Japanese varnish tree / phoenix tree / Firmiana simplex - deciduous tree widely grown in southern United States as an ornamental for its handsome maplelike foliage and long racemes of yellow-green flowers followed by curious leaflike pods
mayeng / maple-leaved bayur / Pterospermum acerifolium - Indian tree having fragrant nocturnal white flowers and yielding a reddish wood used for planking
silver tree / Tarrietia argyrodendron - Australian timber tree
obeche / obechi / arere / samba / Triplochiton scleroxcylon - large west African tree having large palmately lobed leaves and axillary cymose panicles of small white flowers and one-winged seeds
linden / linden tree / basswood / lime / lime tree - any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers
silver tree / Leucadendron argenteum - small South African tree with long silvery silky foliage
prickly ash / Orites excelsa - Australian tree having alternate simple leaves (when young they are pinnate with prickly toothed margins) and slender axillary spikes of white flowers
wheel tree / firewheel tree / Stenocarpus sinuatus - eastern Australian tree widely cultivated as a shade tree and for its glossy leaves and circular clusters of showy red to orange-scarlet flowers
scrub beefwood / beefwood / Stenocarpus salignus - tree or tall shrub with shiny leaves and umbels of fragrant creamy-white flowers
casuarina - any of various trees and shrubs of the genus Casuarina having jointed stems and whorls of scalelike leaves
beech / beech tree - any of several large deciduous trees with rounded spreading crowns and smooth gray bark and small sweet edible triangular nuts enclosed in burs
chestnut / chestnut tree - any of several attractive deciduous trees yellow-brown in autumn
oak chestnut - a tree of the genus Castanopsis
giant chinkapin / golden chinkapin / Chrysolepis chrysophylla / Castanea chrysophylla / Castanopsis chrysophylla - small ornamental evergreen tree of Pacific Coast whose glossy yellow-green leaves are yellow beneath
tanbark oak / Lithocarpus densiflorus - evergreen oak of the Pacific coast area having large leathery leaves
southern beech / evergreen beech - any of various beeches of the southern hemisphere having small usually evergreen leaves
oak / oak tree - a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus
birch / birch tree - any betulaceous tree or shrub of the genus Betula having a thin peeling bark
alder / alder tree - north temperate shrubs or trees having toothed leaves and conelike fruit
hornbeam - any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Carpinus
hop hornbeam - any of several trees resembling hornbeams with fruiting clusters resembling hops
fringe tree - any of various small decorative flowering trees or shrubs of the genus Chionanthus
ash / ash tree - any of various deciduous pinnate-leaved ornamental or timber trees of the genus Fraxinus
devilwood / American olive / Osmanthus americanus - small tree of southern United States having panicles of dull white flowers followed by dark purple fruits
dhawa / dhava - an Indian tree of the family Combretaceae that is a source of timber and gum
button tree / button mangrove / Conocarpus erectus - evergreen tree or shrub with fruit resembling buttons and yielding heavy hard compact wood
white mangrove / Laguncularia racemosa - shrub to moderately large tree that grows in brackish water along the seacoasts of western Africa and tropical America
bayberry / bay-rum tree / Jamaica bayberry / wild cinnamon / Pimenta acris - West Indian tree
gum tree / gum - any of various trees of the genera Eucalyptus or Liquidambar or Nyssa that are sources of gum
poon - any of several East Indian trees of the genus Calophyllum having shiny leathery leaves and lightweight hard wood
calaba / Santa Maria tree / Calophyllum calaba - West Indian tree having racemes of fragrant white flowers and yielding a durable timber and resinous juice
Maria / Calophyllum longifolium - valuable timber tree of Panama
laurelwood / lancewood tree / Calophyllum candidissimum - tropical American tree
clusia - an aromatic tree of the genus Clusia having large white or yellow or pink flowers
wild fig / Clusia flava - a West Indies clusia having fig-shaped fruit
rose chestnut / ironwood / ironwood tree / Mesua ferrea - handsome East Indian evergreen tree often planted as an ornamental for its fragrant white flowers that yield a perfume
souari / souari nut / souari tree / Caryocar nuciferum - large South American evergreen tree trifoliate leaves and drupes with nutlike seeds used as food and a source of cooking oil
dipterocarp - tree of the family Dipterocarpaceae
ketembilla / kitembilla / kitambilla / ketembilla tree / Ceylon gooseberry / Dovyalis hebecarpa - small shrubby spiny tree cultivated for its maroon-purple fruit with sweet purple pulp tasking like gooseberries
chaulmoogra / chaulmoogra tree / chaulmugra / Hydnocarpus kurzii / Taraktagenos kurzii / Taraktogenos kurzii - East Indian tree with oily seeds yield chaulmoogra oil used to treat leprosy
Hydnocarpus laurifolia / Hydnocarpus wightiana - leathery-leaved tree of western India bearing round fruits with brown densely-hairy rind enclosing oily pulp that yields hydnocarpus oil
idesia / Idesia polycarpa - deciduous round-headed Asiatic tree widely grown in mild climates as an ornamental for its heart-shaped leaves and fragrant yellow-green flowers followed by hanging clusters of fleshy orange-red berries
Australian nettle / Australian nettle tree - any of several tall Australian trees of the genus Laportea
fig tree - any moraceous tree of the tropical genus Ficus
elm / elm tree - any of various trees of the genus Ulmus: important timber or shade trees
hackberry / nettle tree - any of various trees of the genus Celtis having inconspicuous flowers and small berrylike fruits
cabbage tree / grass tree / Cordyline australis - elegant tree having either a single trunk or a branching trunk each with terminal clusters of long narrow leaves and large panicles of fragrant white, yellow or red flowers
bonduc / bonduc tree / Caesalpinia bonduc / Caesalpinia bonducella - tropical tree with large prickly pods of seeds that resemble beans and are used for jewelry and rosaries
divi-divi / Caesalpinia coriaria - small thornless tree or shrub of tropical America whose seed pods are a source of tannin
brazilwood / peachwood / peach-wood / pernambuco wood / Caesalpinia echinata - tropical tree with prickly trunk
brazilian ironwood / Caesalpinia ferrea - thornless tree yielding heavy wood
shingle tree / Acrocarpus fraxinifolius - East Indian timber tree with hard durable wood used especially for tea boxes
msasa / Brachystegia speciformis - small shrubby African tree having compound leaves and racemes of small fragrant green flowers
cassia - any of various trees or shrubs of the genus Cassia having pinnately compound leaves and usually yellow flowers followed by long seedpods
locust tree / locust - any of various hard-wooded trees of the family Leguminosae
Kentucky coffee tree / bonduc / chicot / Gymnocladus dioica - handsome tree of central and eastern North America having large bipinnate leaves and green-white flowers followed by large woody brown pods whose seeds are used as a coffee substitute
palo verde / Parkinsonia florida / Cercidium floridum - densely branched spiny tree of southwestern United States having showy yellow flowers and blue-green bark
angelim / andelmin - any of several tropical American trees of the genus Andira
camwood / African sandalwood / Baphia nitida - small shrubby African tree with hard wood used as a dyewood yielding a red dye
dhak / dak / palas / Butea frondosa / Butea monosperma - East Indian tree bearing a profusion of intense vermilion velvet-textured blooms and yielding a yellow dye
rosewood / rosewood tree - any of those hardwood trees of the genus Dalbergia that yield rosewood--valuable cabinet woods of a dark red or purplish color streaked and variegated with black
sissoo / sissu / sisham / Dalbergia sissoo - East Indian tree whose leaves are used for fodder
kingwood / kingwood tree / Dalbergia cearensis - Brazilian tree yielding a handsome cabinet wood
cocobolo / Dalbergia retusa - a valuable timber tree of tropical South America
blackwood / blackwood tree - any of several hardwood trees yielding very dark-colored wood
coral tree / erythrina - any of various shrubs or shrubby trees of the genus Erythrina having trifoliate leaves and racemes of scarlet to coral red flowers and black seeds
gliricidia - any of several small deciduous trees valued for their dark wood and dense racemes of nectar-rich pink flowers grown in great profusion on arching branches
millettia - any of several tropical trees or shrubs yielding showy streaked dark reddish or chocolate-colored wood
tolu tree / tolu balsam tree / Myroxylon balsamum / Myroxylon toluiferum - medium-sized tropical American tree yielding tolu balsam and a fragrant hard wood used for high-grade furniture and cabinetwork
Peruvian balsam / Myroxylon pereirae / Myroxylon balsamum pereirae - tree of South and Central America yielding an aromatic balsam
necklace tree - a tree of the genus Ormosia having seeds used as beads
Jamaica dogwood / fish fuddle / Piscidia piscipula / Piscidia erythrina - small tree of West Indies and Florida having large odd-pinnate leaves and panicles of red-striped purple to white flowers followed by decorative curly winged seedpods
quira - any of several tropical American trees some yielding economically important timber
Indian beech / Pongamia glabra - evergreen Asiatic tree having glossy pinnate leaves and racemose creamy-white scented flowers
bloodwood tree / kiaat / Pterocarpus angolensis - deciduous South African tree having large odd-pinnate leaves and profuse fragrant orange-yellow flowers
padauk / padouk / amboyna / Pterocarpus indicus - tree native to southeastern Asia having reddish wood with a mottled or striped black grain
Burma padauk / Burmese rosewood / Pterocarpus macrocarpus - tree of India and Burma yielding a wood resembling mahogany
kino / Pterocarpus marsupium - East Indian tree yielding a resin or extract often used medicinally and in e.g. tanning
red sandalwood / red sanders / red sanderswood / red saunders / Pterocarpus santalinus - tree of India and East Indies yielding a hard fragrant timber prized for cabinetwork and dark red heartwood used as a dyewood
carib wood / Sabinea carinalis - small Dominican tree bearing masses of large crimson flowers before the fine pinnate foliage emerges
scarlet wisteria tree / vegetable hummingbird / Sesbania grandiflora - soft-wooded tree with lax racemes of usually red or pink flowers
Japanese pagoda tree / Chinese scholartree / Chinese scholar tree / Sophora japonica / Sophora sinensis - handsome round-headed deciduous tree having compound dark green leaves and profuse panicles of fragrant creamy-white flowers
mescal bean / coral bean / frijolito / frijolillo / Sophora secundiflora - shrub or small tree having pinnate leaves poisonous to livestock and dense racemes of intensely fragrant blue flowers and red beans
kowhai / Sophora tetraptera - shrub or small tree of New Zealand and Chile having pendulous racemes of tubular golden-yellow flowers
tipu / tipu tree / yellow jacaranda / pride of Bolivia - semi-evergreen South American tree with odd-pinnate leaves and golden yellow flowers cultivated as an ornamental
keurboom / Virgilia capensis / Virgilia oroboides - tree with odd-pinnate leaves and racemes of fragrant pink to purple flowers
keurboom / Virgilia divaricata - fast-growing round-headed tree with fragrant white to deep rose flowers
palm / palm tree - any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves
dagame / lemonwood tree / Calycophyllum candidissimum - source of a tough elastic wood
coffee / coffee tree - any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beans
cinchona / chinchona - any of several trees of the genus Cinchona
opepe / Nauclea diderrichii / Sarcocephalus diderrichii - large African forest tree yielding a strong hard yellow to golden brown lumber
lemonwood / lemon-wood / lemonwood tree / lemon-wood tree / Psychotria capensis - South African evergreen having hard tough wood
wild medlar / wild medlar tree / medlar / Vangueria infausta - small deciduous tree of southern Africa having edible fruit
Spanish tamarind / Vangueria madagascariensis - shrubby tree of Madagascar occasionally cultivated for its edible apple-shaped fruit
incense tree - any of various tropical trees of the family Burseraceae yielding fragrant gums or resins that are burned as incense
mahogany / mahogany tree - any of various tropical timber trees of the family Meliaceae especially the genus Swietinia valued for their hard yellowish- to reddish-brown wood that is readily worked and takes a high polish
chinaberry / chinaberry tree / China tree / Persian lilac / pride-of-India / azederach / azedarach / Melia azederach / Melia azedarach - tree of northern India and China having purple blossoms and small inedible yellow fruits
neem / neem tree / nim tree / margosa / arishth / Azadirachta indica / Melia Azadirachta - large semi-evergreen tree of the East Indies
satinwood / satinwood tree / Chloroxylon swietenia - East Indian tree with valuable hard lustrous yellowish wood
silver ash - any of various timber trees of the genus Flindersia
lanseh tree / langsat / langset / Lansium domesticum - East Indian tree bearing an edible yellow berry
African walnut / Lovoa klaineana - tropical African timber tree with wood that resembles mahogany
turreae - any of numerous trees and shrubs grown for their beautiful glossy foliage and sweetly fragrant starry flowers
lepidobotrys - African tree often classified in other families
caracolito / Ruptiliocarpon caracolito - large Costa Rican tree having light-colored wood suitable for cabinetry
cork tree / Phellodendron amurense - deciduous tree of China and Manchuria having a turpentine aroma and handsome compound leaves turning yellow in autumn and deeply fissured corky bark
trifoliate orange / trifoliata / wild orange / Poncirus trifoliata - small fast-growing spiny deciduous Chinese orange tree bearing sweetly scented flowers and decorative but inedible fruit: used as a stock in grafting and for hedges
prickly ash - any of a number of trees or shrubs of the genus Zanthoxylum having spiny branches
bitterwood tree - any of various trees or shrubs of the family Simaroubaceae having wood and bark with a bitter taste
pepper tree / Kirkia wilmsii - small African deciduous tree with spreading crown having leaves clustered toward ends of branches and clusters of creamy flowers resembling lilacs
willow / willow tree - any of numerous deciduous trees and shrubs of the genus Salix
sandalwood tree / true sandalwood / Santalum album - parasitic tree of Indonesia and Malaysia having fragrant close-grained yellowish heartwood with insect-repelling properties and used, e.g., for making chests
quandong / quandang / quandong tree / Eucarya acuminata / Fusanus acuminatus - Australian tree with edible flesh and edible nutlike seed
aalii - a small Hawaiian tree with hard dark wood
soapberry / soapberry tree - a tree of the genus Sapindus whose fruit is rich in saponin
aroeira blanca / Schinus chichita - small resinous tree or shrub of Brazil
pepper tree / molle / Peruvian mastic tree / Schinus molle - small Peruvian evergreen with broad rounded head and slender pendant branches with attractive clusters of greenish flowers followed by clusters of rose-pink fruits
Brazilian pepper tree / Schinus terebinthifolius - small Brazilian evergreen resinous tree or shrub having dark green leaflets and white flowers followed by bright red fruit
ebony / Diospyros ebenum - tropical tree of southern Asia having hard dark-colored heartwood used in cabinetwork
marblewood / marble-wood / Andaman marble / Diospyros kurzii - large Asiatic tree having hard marbled zebrawood
balata / balata tree / beefwood / bully tree / Manilkara bidentata - a hard-wooded tropical tree yielding balata gum and heavy red timber
gutta-percha tree / Palaquium gutta - East Indian tree yielding gutta-percha
gutta-percha tree - East Indian tree yielding gutta-percha
marmalade tree / mammee / sapote / Pouteria zapota / Calocarpum zapota - tropical American tree having wood like mahogany and sweet edible egg-shaped fruit
Christmas bush / Christmas tree / Ceratopetalum gummiferum - Australian tree or shrub with red flowers
plane tree / sycamore / platan - any of several trees of the genus Platanus having thin pale bark that scales off in small plates and lobed leaves and ball-shaped heads of fruits
calabash / calabash tree / Crescentia cujete - tropical American evergreen that produces large round gourds
princewood / Spanish elm / Cordia gerascanthus - tropical American timber tree
white mangrove / Avicennia officinalis - a small to medium-sized tree growing in brackish water especially along the shores of the southwestern Pacific
black mangrove / Aegiceras majus - an Australian tree resembling the black mangrove of the West Indies and Florida
teak / Tectona grandis - tall East Indian timber tree now planted in western Africa and tropical America for its hard durable wood
snag - a dead tree that is still standing, usually in an undisturbed forest
treelet - a small tree
arbor - tree (as opposed to shrub)
bean tree - any of several trees having seedpods as fruits
pollard - a tree with limbs cut back to promote a more bushy growth of foliage
sapling - young tree
shade tree - a tree planted or valued chiefly for its shade from sunlight
gymnospermous tree - any tree of the division Gymnospermophyta
angiospermous tree / flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
fever tree - any of several trees having leaves or barks used to allay fever or thought to indicate regions free of fever
bonsai - a dwarfed ornamental tree or shrub grown in a tray or shallow pot
nakedwood - any of several small to medium-sized trees of Florida and West Indies with thin scaly bark and heavy dark heartwood
hazel / hazel tree / Pomaderris apetala - Australian tree grown especially for ornament and its fine-grained wood and bearing edible nuts
tree of knowledge - the biblical tree in the Garden of Eden whose forbidden fruit was tasted by Adam and Eve

  Member Meronym:
    forest     wood     woods

  More Generic:
    woody plant     ligneous plant

3. tree  (noun) 
a figure that branches from a single root; "genealogical tree"

  Also known as: tree diagram

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cladogram - a tree diagram used to illustrate phylogenetic relationships
stemma - a tree diagram showing a reconstruction of the transmission of manuscripts of a literary work

  More Generic:
    plane figure     two-dimensional figure

4. tree  (verb) 
chase a bear up a tree with dogs and kill it

  More Generic:
    hunt     run     hunt down     track down


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