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jac·a·ran·da

 (jăk′ə-răn′də)
n.
Any of several tropical American trees or shrubs of the genus Jacaranda, having pinnately compound leaves and lavender-blue funnel-shaped flowers.

[Portuguese jacarandá, from Tupí, having a hard core, hard branch.]

jacaranda

(ˌdʒækəˈrændə)
n
1. (Plants) any bignoniaceous tree of the tropical American genus Jacaranda, having fernlike leaves and pale purple flowers and widely cultivated in temperate areas of Australia
2. (Plants) the fragrant ornamental wood of any of these trees
3. (Plants) any of several related or similar trees or their wood
[C18: from Portuguese, from Tupi-Guarani yacarandá]

jac•a•ran•da

(ˌdʒæk əˈræn də, -rænˈdɑ)

n., pl. -das.
any of various tropical trees belonging to the genus Jacaranda, of the catalpa family, having showy clusters of usu. purplish flowers.
[1745–55; < Portuguese jacarandá < Tupi yacarandá]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jacaranda - an important Brazilian timber tree yielding a heavy hard dark-colored wood streaked with blackjacaranda - an important Brazilian timber tree yielding a heavy hard dark-colored wood streaked with black
Dalbergia, genus Dalbergia - large genus of tropical trees having pinnate leaves and paniculate flowers and cultivated commercially for their dramatically grained and colored timbers
rosewood tree, rosewood - any of those hardwood trees of the genus Dalbergia that yield rosewood--valuable cabinet woods of a dark red or purplish color streaked and variegated with black
Translations

jacaranda

[ˌdʒækəˈrændə] Njacarandá m

jacaranda

nJakaranda(baum) m; (= wood)Jakarandaholz nt, → Palisander (→ holz nt) m
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Many jacarandas in Santa Clarita were killed during last January's freeze.
The documentary is called Once a Queen because the woman chosen to represent the town as the ambassador is literally called the 'Jacaranda Queen' and her 'reign' is for one year only until the Jacarandas blossom again which heralds the announcement of a new Queen.
Jacarandas fill every street with a carpet of sky-blue petals and cars are still kept out of the centre.
Gardeners like jacarandas for their attractive shape, beautiful flowers, and the delicate purple carpet formed by the many fallen flowers.
La propuesta de Miguel Angel Junco, Alejandro Hernandez y Daniel Lopez quiza sea la mas poetica de todas las seleccionadas, donde un espejo de agua variable segun las horas del dia sugiere una nueva y sutil topografia --similar a la del segundo premio, pero mas coherente al unir agua y curvas de nivel-- entre las recurridas jacarandas del lado poniente, la reticula del pavimento que se tridimensionaliza con lamparas y un Templo Mayor tapado en beneficio de la continuidad del plano de Fachada.
Some jacarandas bloom in midspring, others flower through September; but most are at their peak now and will be through June.
3 -- color) Members of TreePeople on Saturday help plant and maintain many of the jacarandas, evergreen pears and Brisbane box trees along Morse Avenue in North Hollywood
As well as native flora (some of the existing trees are surprisingly large), there are exotics like the jacarandas and mongolian plums which add colour to, for instance, the little avenue (Nield's decumanus) which runs from station to piazza.