pepper tree

pepper tree

pepper tree ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. any of several chiefly South American, evergreen trees belonging to the genus Schinus, of the cashew family, cultivated in subtropical regions as an ornamental.

Origin of pepper tree First recorded in 1685–95 Examples from the Web for pepper tree Historical Examples of pepper tree

  • Two men, whom I had not noticed before, had been sharing with me the shade of the pepper-tree.

    The Bandolero

    Mayne Reid

  • In this second wall, near the pepper-tree, was the home of our two monkeys Jack and Jill.

    Strange Teas, Dinners, Weddings and Fetes


  • The leaves and bark of this tree have a hot biting cinnamon-like taste on which account it is vulgarly called the pepper-tree.

    Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2)

    Thomas Mitchell

  • Polly tied Blanquita to the pepper-tree, caught her habit in one hand, and ran up the walnut-tree avenue to the Nobles’ house.

    Polly Oliver’s Problem

    Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin

  • The pepper-tree abounds in Santa Barbara, and the eucalyptus is being planted a good deal.

    Life at Puget Sound: With Sketches of Travel in Washington Territory, British Columbia, Oregon and California

    Caroline C. Leighton

  • British Dictionary definitions for pepper tree pepper tree noun

    1. Also called: mastic tree any of several evergreen anacardiaceous trees of the chiefly South American genus Schinus, esp S. molle, having yellowish-white flowers and bright red ornamental fruits
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