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Definition of Chionanthus virginica
Chionanthus virginicaFringe tree Fringe tree
A small oleaceous tree (Chionanthus virginica), of the
southern United States, having clusters of white flowers with
slender petals. It is often cultivated. Chionanthus VirginicaFringe Fringe, n. [OF, fringe, F. frange, prob. fr. L. fimbria
fiber, thread, fringe, cf. fibra fiber, E. fiber, fimbriate.]
1. An ornamental appendage to the border of a piece of stuff,
originally consisting of the ends of the warp, projecting
beyond the woven fabric; but more commonly made separate
and sewed on, consisting sometimes of projecting ends,
twisted or plaited together, and sometimes of loose
threads of wool, silk, or linen, or narrow strips of
leather, or the like.
2. Something resembling in any respect a fringe; a line of
objects along a border or edge; a border; an edging; a
margin; a confine.
The confines of grace and the fringes of repentance.
3. (Opt.) One of a number of light or dark bands, produced by
the interference of light; a diffraction band; -- called
also interference fringe.
4. (Bot.) The peristome or fringelike appendage of the
capsules of most mosses. See Peristome.
Fringe tree (Bot.), a small tree (Chionanthus Virginica),
growing in the Southern United States, and having
snow-white flowers, with long pendulous petals.
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