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royal poinciana

noun

  1. a tree, Delonix regia, of the legume family, native to Madagascar, having showy clusters of brilliant scarlet flowers and long, flat, woody pods.


royal poinciana

noun

  1. a leguminous tree, Delonix regia , that is native to Madagascar but widely cultivated elsewhere, having clusters of large scarlet flowers and long pods Also calledflamboyant


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Word History and Origins

Origin of royal poinciana1

First recorded in 1895–1900

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Example Sentences

It isn't quite as large as the Royal Poinciana, but dad says it is just as good.

They were standing in one corner of the veranda of the Royal Poinciana.

Here and there stood Royal Poinciana trees and a vivid blaze of scarlet.

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