royal poinciana

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.

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also called  Flamboyant Tree, or Peacock Tree 

      (species Delonix regia), strikingly beautiful flowering tree of the pea family (Fabaceae). Though native to Madagascar, it has been widely planted elsewhere in frost-free regions for its scarlet to orange flowers and its shade. It is a rapid grower, attaining a height of 6 to 12 m (20 to 40 feet) with pinnately divided (i.e., resembling a feather) leaves 30 to 60 cm (1 to 2 feet) long.

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  • royal poinciana — n. a tropical tree (Delonix regia) of the caesalpinia family, with a flat crown of twice pinnately compound leaves and masses of intense scarlet flowers …   English World dictionary

  • royal poinciana — noun showy tropical tree or shrub native to Madagascar; widely planted in tropical regions for its immense racemes of scarlet and orange flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana • Syn: ↑flamboyant, ↑flame tree, ↑peacock flower, ↑Delonix regia …   Useful english dictionary

  • royal Poinciana — karališkasis ugniamedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Cezalpinijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Delonix regia), paplitęs Afrikoje (Madagaskare). atitikmenys: lot. Delonix regia angl. flamboyant; flametree; peacock flower;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • royal poinciana — noun Date: circa 1900 a showy Madagascan tree (Delonix regia syn. Poinciana regia) widely planted for its immense racemes of scarlet and orange flowers called also flamboyant, peacock flower …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • royal poinciana — noun A tropical tree, Delonix regia, grown for its bright red flower clusters; native to Madagascar but grown in many other tropical regions.; the flamboyant …   Wiktionary

  • Royal poinciana — Delonix (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • royal poinciana — roy′al poincian′a n. pln a tree, Delonix regia, of the legume family, native to Madagascar, having clusters of scarlet flowers and long, flat, woody pods Also called flame tree 2) • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

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  • Poinciana — can refer to:* Delonix regia or Royal Poinciana, a tree * Caesalpinia pulcherrima , a shrub * Poinciana, Florida, a town in the United States * Poinciana (album), by jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal …   Wikipedia

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