ca·tal·pa (kə-tălpə, -tôl-)
Any of various usually deciduous trees of the genus Catalpa of North America, the West Indies, and East Asia, especially C. bignonioides or C. speciosa of the United States, having large heart-shaped leaves, showy clusters of white flowers, and long slender pods.
[Creek katałpa : ka-, head + tałpa, wing (from the shape of its flowers).]
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