flame-of-the-forest

noun

(esp in Malaysia) another name for royal poinciana
a leguminous tree, Butea frondosa, native to E India and Myanmar, having hanging clusters of scarlet flowers

Nearby words

  1. flame thrower,
  2. flame tree,
  3. flame war,
  4. flame-arc light,
  5. flame-fusion process,
  6. flame-of-the-woods,
  7. flame-out,
  8. flame-retardant,
  9. flame-thrower,
  10. flamefish

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