Definition of Torrey tree

1. Noun. Rare small evergreen of northern Florida; its glossy green leaves have an unpleasant fetid smell when crushed.

Exact synonyms: Stinking Cedar, Stinking Yew, Torreya Taxifolia
Group relationships: Genus Torreya, Torreya
Generic synonyms: Yew



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Torrey Tree

Torontonians
Torpedinidae
Torpediniformes
Torquay
Torquemada
Torquemadan
Torquil
Torre's syndrome
Torrens title
Torreon
Torres Strait
Torres Strait Creole
Torrey's pine
Torrey pine
Torrey tree (current term)
Torreya
Torreya californica
Torreya taxifolia
Torricelli
Torricellian
Torricellian barometer
Torrid Zone
Torschlusspanik
Torsten Sjogren's syndrome
Tortricidae
Torulopsis
Torwali
Torx head
Tory

Literary usage of Torrey tree

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"T. taxifolia, a native of Florida, is known as the Torrey tree or savin, and also as the stinking cedar. TORREY, REUBEN ARCHER (1856- ), American evangelist ..."

2. Check List of the Forest Trees of the United States: Their Names and Ranges by George Bishop Sudworth (1898)
"Torrey-tree, 36. Tough Buckthorn, 103. Tough Bumelia, 103. Tourney Oak, 54. Toyon, 74. Tree Haw, 74. Tree Huckleberry, 101. Tree Myrtle, 96. ..."

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