flame tree

  1. either of two trees, Brachychiton acerifolius or B. australis, native to Australia, having clusters of bright scarlet flowers.

Origin of flame tree

First recorded in 1865–70

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British Dictionary definitions for flame tree

flame tree

  1. any of various tropical trees with red or orange flowers, such as flame-of-the-forest

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