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poinciana

[ poin-see-an-uh ]
/ ˌpɔɪn siˈæn ə /
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noun

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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Origin of poinciana

First recorded in 1725–35; from New Latin; named after M. de Poinci, 17th-century governor of the French Antilles; see -an, -a2
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British Dictionary definitions for poinciana

poinciana
/ (ˌpɔɪnsɪˈɑːnə) /

noun

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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