dwarf-poinciana

dwarf poinciana

noun
Barbados pride ( def 2 ).
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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

poinciana

[poin-see-an-uh]
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:
1725–35; < Neo-Latin; named after M. de Poinci, 17th-century governor of the French Antilles; see -an, -a2

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

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