Catawba or Catalpa?

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Catawba or Catalpa?

Postby Dr. Goodword » Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:28 pm

Judith Hanlon sent me an interesting question last month: “Is it “catalpa or “catawba”? I’ve heard both, and seen both in print (gardening or fishing references), but “catawba” isn’t in any dictionary. Should it be?”

Go to the Language Blog to see how I responded.
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Re: Catawba or Catalpa?

Postby Slava » Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:32 pm

I was about to reply without reading the linked article. It says what I would have said, only in more detail. The two words are different things.
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