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poinciana

[poin-see-an-uh] /ˌpɔɪn siˈæn ə/
noun
2.
any of several other tropical trees of the legume family, with showy flowers, as Caesalpina pulcherrima (dwarf poinciana) or Peltophorum pterocarpum (yellow poinciana)
Origin of poinciana
1725-1735
1725-35; < New Latin; named after M. de Poinci, 17th-century governor of the French Antilles; see -an, -a2
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poinciana

/ˌpɔɪnsɪˈɑːnə/
noun
1.
any tree of the tropical leguminous genera Caesalpinia (formerly Poinciana) having large orange or red flowers See royal poinciana
Word Origin
C17: New Latin, named after M. de Poinci, 17th-century governor of the French Antilles
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