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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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For example, YIP's Chemical, a leading coatings and ink company founded by an entrepreneur born in Hong Kong and whose total sales have surpassed 10 billion HK dollars, consolidated their household and architectural coatings, industrial coatings and resins into Bauhinia Coatings Group, with a new management core team assuming full responsibility.
Proceedings went ahead peacefully, although scores of students who ringed the ceremony at Bauhinia Square overlooking Hong Kong harbor booed as the national anthem was played.
As the Chinese and Hong Kong flags were raised at 8 am (midnight GMT) in Golden Bauhinia Square, in the downtown district of Wanchai, singing protesters were clearly audible.
Hypoglycemic effect and antioxidant potential of kaempferol-3,7-O-(alpha)-dirhamnoside from Bauhinia forficata leaves.
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diameter of the style apical portion, we found stigma with greater diameter in Bauhinia curvula (Fig.