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flame tree

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noun
  1. either of two trees, Brachychiton acerifolius or B. australis, native to Australia, having clusters of bright scarlet flowers.
  2. royal poinciana.
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Origin of flame tree

First recorded in 1865–70
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Historical Examples

  • He halted under a flame-tree, and a man came out of the darkness and laid a hand upon his knee.

    Cumner & South Sea Folk, Complete

    Gilbert Parker


British Dictionary definitions for flame tree

flame tree

noun
  1. any of various tropical trees with red or orange flowers, such as flame-of-the-forest
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