kaffirboom


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kaffirboom

(ˈkæfəˌbʊəm)
n
(Plants) taboo South African a former name for coral tree
[from Kaffir + Afrikaans boom tree]
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The Los Angeles city flower is the bird of paradise and the Los Angeles city tree is the kaffirboom, commonly known as coral tree.
In the late '40s, after the Red Car tracks were removed, horticulturist Samuel Ayres and nurserymen Dave Barry and Hugh Evans persuaded the city to plant Kaffirboom coral trees (Erythrina caffra).