dwarf poinciana


noun


Nearby words

  1. dwarf japanese quince,
  2. dwarf male,
  3. dwarf mallow,
  4. dwarf palmetto,
  5. dwarf planet,
  6. dwarf shoot,
  7. dwarf star,
  8. dwarf sumac,
  9. dwarfish,
  10. dwarfishly

poinciana

[ poin-see-an-uh ]
/ ˌpɔɪn siˈæn ə /

noun

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 dwarf poinciana

poinciana

/ (ˌpɔɪnsɪˈɑːnə) /

noun

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

Word Origin for poinciana

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

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