- any of various tropical shrubs or trees of the genus Erythrina, of the legume family, having large clusters of pealike flowers.
Origin of coral tree
First recorded in 1625–35
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- any of various thorny, tropical trees of the leguminous genus Erythrina, having bright red flowers and reddish shiny seeds
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