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Tree of the genus Catalpa with large leaves and white flowers followed by long slender pods.  Synonym: Indian bean.

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"Catalpa" Quotes from Famous Books

... smoke, and that was a thing that Pony's father would not let him do. He would let him smoke the drift-wood twigs, which the boys picked up along the river shore and called smoke-wood, or he would let him smoke grapevine or the pods of the catalpa, which were just like cigars, but he was mean about real tobacco. Once, when he found a cigar in Pony's pocket, he threw it into the fire, and said that if he ever knew him to have another he would have a ...
— The Flight of Pony Baker - A Boy's Town Story • W. D. Howells

Words linked to "Catalpa" :   Indian bean, Catalpa speciosa, bean tree

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