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Words nearby dwarf poinciana
Definition for dwarf poinciana (2 of 2)
[ poin-see-an-uh ]
/ ˌpɔɪn siˈæn ə /
any of several other tropical trees of the legume family, with showy flowers, as Caesalpina pulcherrima (dwarf poinciana) or Peltophorum pterocarpum (yellow poinciana).
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British Dictionary definitions for dwarf poinciana
/ (ˌpɔɪnsɪˈɑːnə) /
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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