ErythrinaEr`y*thri"na\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. 'eryqro`s red.] (Bot.) A genus of leguminous plants growing in the tropics; coral tree; -- so called from its red flowers.
|any of various shrubs or shrubby trees of the genus Erythrina having trifoliate leaves and racemes of scarlet to coral red flowers and black seeds; cultivated as an ornamental [syn: coral tree]|