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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.]


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]


(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


[ˌdʒækəˈrændə] Njacarandá m


nJakaranda(baum) m; (= wood)Jakarandaholz nt, → Palisander (→ holz nt) m
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Jacarandas go through a brief period of leaflessness in late winter or early spring.
The two-acre farm has sprawling lawns shaded by giant jacarandas, pines and fruit trees and a long bocce ball court tucked behind huge rose bushes and morning glory hedges.
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They chose jacarandas, which can be messy, but I'm happy because I'd rather have their blue flowers dropping on my car than big branches.
Jacarandas also need full sun to grow and flower their best, so check if your tree is shaded.
In the forests of Brazil, Argentina and Peru, jacarandas are known to flower with special intensity following prolonged dry spells.