flame tree

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

Origin of flame tree

First recorded in 1865–70
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flame tree

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