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Trees

acacia

noun

a tree with small white or yellow flowers that grows in warm countries

alder

noun

a tree that grows near water and has round leaves and long thin yellow flowers called catkins

almond

noun

a small tree with pink flowers that produces almonds

ash

noun

a tree with a smooth gray bark (=substance that covers its trunk)

aspen

noun

a tall thin tree that grows in North America and Europe and has leaves that rustle (=make a noise as they rub against each other) in the wind

balsa

noun

the tree that this wood comes from

banyan

noun

a tropical tree that produces new roots from its branches

baobab

noun

a tree with a short thick trunk that produces fruit you can eat. Baobabs grow in Africa and Australia and live for a very long time.

bay

noun

a bay tree

bay tree

noun

a tree with leaves that are used as an herb in cooking

beech

noun

a large tree with smooth gray bark and small nuts

birch

noun

a tall tree with thin branches and an outer layer that comes off in thin strips like paper

bonsai

noun

a tree grown in a small container in order to prevent it from growing big

box

noun

a tree with small shiny leaves that people grow especially around the edges of their yards

cacao

noun

a tropical tree, the seeds of which are used for making chocolate and cocoa

cedar

noun

a tall tree with red wood and thin sharp leaves that do not fall off in the winter

cherry

noun

a tree that produces cherries

chestnut

noun

a tall tree with large wide leaves that produces chestnuts

citrus

noun

a tree that produces fruit such as oranges or lemons

copper beech

noun

a type of beech tree that has purple-brown leaves

cottonwood

noun

a North American tree that has seeds covered with white fibers that look like cotton

cypress

noun

a tall tree with dark green leaves that do not fall off in winter

dogwood

noun

a bush or tree with large white or pink flowers, or the wood of this tree

ebony

noun

a tree with hard dark wood

elder

noun

a small tree with black berries (=small round fruit)

elm

noun

a large tree with round leaves that fall off in winter

eucalyptus

noun

a tall tree originally from Australia with leaves that do not fall off in winter. It produces an oil that is used in medicines.

fir

noun

a tall tree with thin sharp leaves that do not fall off in winter. It produces large hard brown fruits called cones and can be called a fir or a fir tree.

gum

noun

a eucalyptus tree

gum tree

noun

a eucalyptus tree

hawthorn

noun

a small tree that produces red berries and has thorns

hazel

noun

a small tree that produces nuts that you can eat

hickory

noun

a tree that produces nuts and grows mainly in North America

holly

noun

a bush or tree with dark green leaves with sharp points and small bright red berries

horse chestnut

noun

a large tree with white or pink flowers and wide branches that produces shiny hard brown seeds inside round cases with sharp points

jackfruit

noun

a large tree that produces large fruit and grows mainly in tropical parts of Asia

laburnum

noun

a tree with hanging yellow flowers that have poisonous seeds

larch

noun

a tree with thin sharp leaves called needles that fall in the winter. Larches produce brown fruits called cones.

laurel

noun

a small tree with shiny dark green leaves that do not fall off in winter

lilac

noun

a pale purple or white flower with a strong smell, or the bush or tree that it grows on

lime

noun

a linden tree

linden

noun

a tree that has heart-shaped leaves and yellow flowers that smell pleasant

macadamia

noun

the tree that a macadamia grows on

magnolia

noun

a tree with large white, yellow, or pink flowers, or a flower from this tree

mahogany

noun

the tree that produces this wood

mangrove

noun

a tropical tree that grows beside water and has roots that begin above the ground

maple

noun

a tree that grows mainly in northern countries and has wide leaves that turn red and yellow in the fall

may

noun

the hawthorn tree, or its flowers

mimosa

noun

a small tree with yellow flowers that grows in hot countries

mountain ash

noun

a tree with bright red-orange fruit that grows mainly in northern countries

mulberry

noun

a tree that produces small purple or white fruit that you can eat

oak

noun

a large tree that can live for a very long time and produces small hard fruits called acorns

osier

noun

a willow tree with long thin branches that can be bent easily and are used for making baskets

palm

noun

a palm tree, or a large plant similar to a palm tree

palm tree

noun

a tropical tree without branches that has large wide leaves growing from the top of its trunk

pine

noun

a tall tree with thin sharp leaves called needles that do not fall off in winter, and hard brown fruits called cones

pine tree

noun

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piñon

noun

a type of short pine tree that grows in the West of North America and produces pine nuts that you can eat

pinyon

another spelling of piñon

pitch pine

noun

a type of North American pine tree that produces turpentine

plane

noun

a plane tree

plane tree

noun

a tall tree with wide leaves, round flowers, and round fruit, that grows in North America, Europe, and Asia, and is often planted along streets in cities

poplar

noun

a tall thin tree, often grown in rows along the edge of roads or fields

pussy willow

noun

a small tree with flowers that look like pieces of soft gray fur

redwood

noun

a very large tree with red wood that grows in the U.S.

rowan

noun

a small tree that produces bright red berries (=small round fruits)

sandalwood

noun

a tree with a pleasant-smelling wood, grown in India for its oil and used for making soap and perfume

sassafras

noun

a small tree that grows in Asia and North America

sequoia

noun

an extremely tall tree that grows in the U.S., especially in California

silver birch

noun

a tall thin tree with light gray or white bark

spruce

noun

a tall tree that has thin sharp leaves that do not fall off in winter and produces hard brown fruits called cones

sycamore

noun

a tree with large leaves shaped like a star and seeds shaped like two wings

tamarind

noun

the African tree on which it grows

teak

noun

a large tree with hard yellow-brown wood and white flowers

tea tree

noun

a small tree from Australia and New Zealand that produces a special oil used for treating minor skin problems, or used in beauty products

walnut

noun

a tree that produces nuts and wood

weeping willow

noun

a tree with thin leaves and long branches that bend downward

willow

noun

a tree with long thin branches and narrow leaves that grows near water

witch hazel

noun

a small tree with yellow flowers that have a pleasant smell

yew

noun

a tree with dark green leaves that produces a bright red fruit

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