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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.]
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(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]
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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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The five stars and pointed petals of the bauhinia, the territory's national flower, were slightly out of position on the flag.
I obtained a number of photographs of the bauhinia flower from the Information Services Department on the pretense that I was designing a logo.
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This most frequently planted bauhinia (pictured above left) is bushy with multiple trunks, although you can train it as a standard.
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