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yellow poinciana

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  1. See under poinciana(def 2).

poinciana

[poin-see-an-uh]
noun
  1. royal poinciana.
  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

1725–35; < New Latin; named after M. de Poinci, 17th-century governor of the French Antilles; see -an, -a2
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British Dictionary definitions for yellow poinciana

poinciana

noun
  1. any tree of the tropical leguminous genera Caesalpinia (formerly Poinciana) having large orange or red flowersSee royal poinciana

Word Origin

C17: New Latin, named after M. de Poinci, 17th-century governor of the French Antilles
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