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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.
Also called flamboyant, flame tree.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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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 called flamboyant
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