paulownia

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Etymology[edit]

New Latin, from German Paulowna, transliterating Russian Павловна (Pavlovna), the patronymic of Anna Pavlovna.

Noun[edit]

paulownia (plural paulownias)

  1. (botany) Any member of the genus Paulownia, comprising deciduous flowering trees native to Asia.
    • 1997 Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha (Vintage 1998, p. 62)
      “This is a nice dry piece of paulownia wood,” she said, “for drawing my eyebrows.”