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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.]
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(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]
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|Noun||1.||Bauhinia - 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
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