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 (bô-hĭn′ē-ə, bō-ĭn′-)
Any of various tropical or subtropical trees, shrubs, or woody vines of the genus Bauhinia in the pea family, having two-part or deeply cleft leaves and showy, variously colored flowers.

[New Latin, after Jean Bauhin (1541-1612) and Gaspard , Bauhin (1560-1624), Swiss botanists.]


(bɔːˈhɪnɪə; bəʊ-)
(Plants) any climbing or shrubby leguminous plant of the genus Bauhinia, of tropical and warm regions, widely cultivated for ornament
[C18: New Latin, named after Jean and Gaspard Bauhin, 16th-century French herbalists]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bauhinia - mountain ebony, orchid treeBauhinia - mountain ebony, orchid tree    
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Caesalpinioideae, subfamily Caesalpinioideae - alternative name in some classification systems for the family Caesalpiniaceae
Bauhinia monandra, butterfly flower - shrub or small tree of Dutch Guiana having clusters of pink flowers streaked with purple
Bauhinia variegata, mountain ebony, orchid tree - small East Indian tree having orchid-like flowers and hard dark wood
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Ms Kelly's award design, inspired by the Queen Elizabeth rose, has been hand-produced by Lucy Price at Bauhinia Studios, in Birmingham's jewellery quarter.
Another tart leaf, locally called alibangbang, is the old native Bauhinia used by farmers as a souring agent in sinigang or pinangat.
There are five themes; Awa kening, Energy, Heritage, Partnership and Celebration - and you can listen to the show at the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront by the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the promenade outside the Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai.
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Named after Hong Kong's emblem, the Bauhinia flower (a nod to the Shangri-La brand's origins) the restaurant has a stunning glass dome in the centre, flooding the dining area with natural light.
On this occasion the Children with Disabilities, Lions Leaders , Environmentalists , members of Civil Society and members of Ibd Margalla Lions Club along with others planted sapium and bauhinia variegata (?
The hotel also includes the splendid La Bauhinia, where diners can enjoy French and Asian dishes, or afternoon tea with a range of beautifully delicate pastries beneath the stunning glass "cupola" which bathes the restaurant in light.
Ten wood species; Azadirachta indica (Neem), Pinus roxberghii (Chir), Populus euramericana (Popular), Dalbergia sissoo (Sheesham), Albizia lebbeck (Shreen), Butea monosperma (Dhaak), Bauhinia variegata (Kachnar), Syzygium cumini (Jamin), Magnifera indica (Mango) and Jacaranda mimosifolia (Gul-e-neelum) were purchased from the commercial timber market for experimental use .
El diametro de las fibras vario de 10 [micron]m en Bauhinia divaricata hasta 19 [micron]m en Cordia boissieri (Tabla 3), tambien se encontraron diferencias entre algunas especies para este caracter (F = 6.
There have been a number of fixtures at this level, including Unipec, which was heard to have BW Bauhinia on subjects at w53, which equates to $11.
C1 = individuo de Terminalia catappa situado no campus, C2 = individuo de Caesalpinia peltophoroides situado no campus, C3 = individuo de Bauhinia variegata situado no campus, U1 = individuo de Terminalia catappa situado na avenida, U2 = individuo de Caesalpinia peltophoroides situado na avenida, U3 = individuo de Bauhinia variegata situado na avenida
Among the more than 300 known species from the Bauhinia genus (Lusa & Bona, 2009), the species Bauhinia forficata Link, popularly known in Brazil as 'pata-de-vaca', is constantly used in popular medicine, standing out in the treatment of diabetes mellitus (Rodrigues et al.