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dwarf poinciana

noun
1.
Barbados pride (def 2).

poinciana

[poin-see-an-uh] /ˌpɔɪn siˈæn ə/
noun
2.
any of several other tropical trees of the legume family, with showy flowers, as Caesalpina pulcherrima (dwarf poinciana) or Peltophorum pterocarpum (yellow poinciana)
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; < Neo-Latin; named after M. de Poinci, 17th-century governor of the French Antilles; see -an, -a2

Barbados pride

noun
1.
Also called bead tree. a tropical African and Asian tree, Adenanthera pavonina, of the legume family, having feathery foliage and bearing red seeds that are used in beadwork.
2.
Also called Barbados flower fence, dwarf poinciana. a tropical, prickly shrub, Caesalpinia pulcherrima, having orange-yellow flowers with bright red stamens and bearing pods.
Origin
1880-85
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British Dictionary definitions for dwarf-poinciana

poinciana

/ˌpɔɪnsɪˈɑːnə/
noun
1.
any tree of the tropical leguminous genera Caesalpinia (formerly Poinciana) having large orange or red flowers See royal poinciana
Word Origin
C17: New Latin, named after M. de Poinci, 17th-century governor of the French Antilles
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