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Any of various trees or shrubs of the genus Erythrina in the pea family, native to and widely cultivated in warm regions, having trifoliolate leaves, showy red or orange flowers, and pods containing brightly colored seeds. Also called coral bean.
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(Plants) any of various thorny, tropical trees of the leguminous genus Erythrina, having bright red flowers and reddish shiny seeds
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|Noun||1.||coral tree - any of various shrubs or shrubby trees of the genus Erythrina having trifoliate leaves and racemes of scarlet to coral red flowers and black seeds; cultivated as an ornamental|
genus Erythrina - genus of attractive tropical shrubs or trees with usually red flowers
Cape kafferboom, Erythrina caffra, kaffir boom - small semi-evergreen broad-spreading tree of eastern South Africa with orange-scarlet flowers and small coral-red seeds; yields a light soft wood used for fence posts or shingles
coral bean tree, Erythrina corallodendrum - deciduous shrub having racemes of deep red flowers and black-spotted red seeds
ceibo, common coral tree, crybaby tree, cry-baby tree, Erythrina crista-galli - small South American spiny tree with dark crimson and scarlet flowers solitary or clustered
Erythrina lysistemon, kaffir boom, Transvaal kafferboom - small semi-evergreen tree of South Africa having dense clusters of clear scarlet flowers and red seeds
Erythrina Indica, Erythrina variegata, Indian coral tree - small to medium-sized thorny tree of tropical Asia and northern Australia having dense clusters of scarlet or crimson flowers and black seeds
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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