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royal poinciana

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noun
  1. a tree, Delonix regia, of the legume family, native to Madagascar, having showy clusters of brilliant scarlet flowers and long, flat, woody pods.

Origin of royal poinciana

First recorded in 1895–1900
Also called flamboyant, flame tree.
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royal poinciana

noun
  1. a leguminous tree, Delonix regia, that is native to Madagascar but widely cultivated elsewhere, having clusters of large scarlet flowers and long podsAlso called: flamboyant
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