Definition of katsura in English:



  • An ornamental eastern Asian tree that has leaves that resemble those of the Judas tree and light, fine-grained timber.

    Cercidiphyllum japonicum, the only member of the family Cercidiphyllaceae

    ‘At the rear of the property, a pond is formed by raised beds filled with white azaleas, a katsura tree, rhododendrons, a tree fern, a tall viburnum, and other shade-loving plants.’
    • ‘For the blocks only wood from cherry, magnolia and katsura trees is used.’
    • ‘At the northwest side of the Japanese garden is an immense katsura tree covered with heart-shaped leaves.’
    • ‘Kaisaniemi Garden has some of the largest sycamores, Manchurian maples, American limes, cork trees, and katsuras in Finland.’
    • ‘Two katsuras are located within 10 feet of each other.’



/ˈkätsərə/ /ˈkɑtsərə/


Early 20th century from Japanese.