coral bean


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coral bean

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Noun1.coral bean - shrub or small tree having pinnate leaves poisonous to livestock and dense racemes of intensely fragrant blue flowers and red beanscoral bean - shrub or small tree having pinnate leaves poisonous to livestock and dense racemes of intensely fragrant blue flowers and red beans
genus Sophora, Sophora - cosmopolitan genus of trees and shrubs having odd-pinnate leaves and showy flowers; some species placed in genus Podalyria
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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A black, 2-millimeter-long wasp from East Africa is helping wage war on one of its own kind--the Erythrina gall wasp (Quadrastichus erythrinae), an invasive species that has decimated Hawaii's wiliwili and coral bean trees.
DF gives coral bean in Web3, but the OED coral 9 gives the preferable coral-bean.
By early April, Wright's acacia (Acacia wriqhtii), false ragweed (Parthenium hysterophorus), coral bean (Erythrina herbacea), black mimosa (Mimosa pigra), and Mexican hat (Ratibida columnaris) also bloomed along with the species mentioned in the last paragraph.