E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Linden Tree (A).
Baucis was converted into a linden tree. Philmon and Baucis were poor cottagers of Phrygia, who entertained Jupiter so hospitably that he promised to grant them whatever request they made. They asked that both might die together, and it was so. At death Philmon became an oak and Baucis a linden tree. Their branches intertwined at the top.