“Arabian Tree”

Phoenix and The Turtle, [1-4]. “Let the bird of loudest lay/ On the sole Arabian tree/ Herald sad and trumpet be/ To whose sound chaste wings obey” .

Associated with acacia. Wikipedia adds that the phoenix dies in a nest it has built out of cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum).

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