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catalpa (n.)

type of large-leaved North American tree with winged seeds, c. 1740, from an American Indian language of the Carolinas, perhaps Creek (Muskogean) /katalpa/, literally "head-wing."

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Definitions of catalpa from WordNet

catalpa (n.)
tree of the genus Catalpa with large leaves and white flowers followed by long slender pods;
Synonyms: Indian bean
From wordnet.princeton.edu