coral tree


noun

any of various tropical shrubs or trees of the genus Erythrina, of the legume family, having large clusters of pealike flowers.

Nearby words

  1. coral reef,
  2. coral reefs,
  3. coral sea,
  4. coral snake,
  5. coral springs,
  6. coral trout,
  7. coral vine,
  8. coral-root,
  9. coralberry,
  10. coralliferous

Origin of coral tree

First recorded in 1625–35

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British Dictionary definitions for coral tree

coral tree

noun

any of various thorny, tropical trees of the leguminous genus Erythrina, having bright red flowers and reddish shiny seeds
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