嘉树

10:36 Oct 31, 2014
Chinese to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Botany
Chinese term or phrase: 嘉树
嘉树扶疏,展绿叠翠

What is an appropriate English translation for 嘉树? I understand it is a tree.

Or is it?

I am getting results like "caju tree" which links to cashew tree in English, but I'm not confident. On google images search I am presented with a luxury property development. Top videos search results refer a lot to classical Chinese art.

Is it a umbrella term for all trees unique to China or originating in China? Is it a willow tree? I've really no idea.

I've filed this under botany but if anyone has a better suggestion let me know. Plant and tree taxonomy is not my field.
Louis Stroud
Germany
Local time: 22:24


Summary of answers provided
4 +1GOOD tres
jyuan_us
4Noble /Auspicious Tree
pkchan


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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Noble /Auspicious Tree


Explanation:
嘉 (radical 30 口+11, 14 strokes, cangjie input 土口廿口 (GRTR), X土口廿口 (XGRTR), four-corner 40461, composition ⿱壴加)

goodness
excellent
joyful
auspicious

pkchan
United States
Local time: 16:24
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
GOOD tres


Explanation:
1. Good or beautiful tree
2. the name of a dish
3. The name of a town

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Note added at 1 hr (2014-10-31 11:48:45 GMT)
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SORRY FOR THE TYPO. Should be "good trees".

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Note added at 7 hrs (2014-10-31 18:17:43 GMT)
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Brilliant/marvelous/awesome trees, .

Any similar adjectives will do.

jyuan_us
United States
Local time: 16:24
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese

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agree  Phil Hand: not a botany at all, just what it says on the tin
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