catalpa

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English[edit]

Southern catalpa, Catalpa bignonioides, in flower

Etymology[edit]

A variant of catawba which originated when Scopoli, the describing botanist, incorrectly transcribed the name.

Sometimes alternatively said to derive from a Creek word like katałpa.

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Noun[edit]

catalpa (plural catalpas)

  1. Any tree of the genus Catalpa, the family Bignoniaceae. The two North American species, the southern catalpa, Catalpa bignonioides, and the northern catalpa, Catalpa speciosa — along with the yellow catalpa, Catalpa ovata, from China — are often planted as ornamentals because of their showy flowers and decorative bean pods, though others regard the bean pods as a nuisance.



Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

catalpa f (plural catalpe)

  1. catalpa

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