wayfaring tree

way·far·ing tree
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wey-fair-ing tree]
    • /ˈweɪˌfɛər ɪŋ tri/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wey-fair-ing tree]
    • /ˈweɪˌfɛər ɪŋ tri/

Definitions of wayfaring tree words

  • noun wayfaring tree a Eurasian shrub, Viburnum lantana, of the honeysuckle family, having finely toothed, ovate leaves and branching clusters of white flowers, growing along roadsides and cultivated as an ornamental in North America. 1
  • noun wayfaring tree the hobblebush. 1
  • noun wayfaring tree a caprifoliaceous shrub, Viburnum lantana, of Europe and W Asia, having white flowers and berries that turn from red to black 0

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Origin of wayfaring tree

First appearance:

before 1590
One of the 37% oldest English words
First recorded in 1590-1600; short for wayfaring man's tree

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wayfaring tree popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 62% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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