either of two trees, Brachychiton acerifolius or B. australis, native to Australia, having clusters of bright scarlet flowers.
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Origin of flame tree
First recorded in 1865–70
Words nearby flame tree
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Example sentences from the Web for flame tree
He halted under a flame-tree, and a man came out of the darkness and laid a hand upon his knee.Cumner & South Sea Folk, Complete|Gilbert Parker
British Dictionary definitions for flame tree
any of various tropical trees with red or orange flowers, such as flame-of-the-forest
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