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Any of various trees having brilliant red flowers, especially the royal poinciana or the Australian bottle tree Brachychiton acerifolius.
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(Plants) any of various tropical trees with red or orange flowers, such as flame-of-the-forest
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1. either of two Australian trees, Brachychitonacerifolius or B.australis, having lobed leaves and clusters of scarlet flowers.
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|Noun||1.||flame tree - a terrestrial evergreen shrub or small tree of western Australia having brilliant yellow-orange flowers; parasitic on roots of grasses|
parasitic plant - plant living on another plant and obtaining organic nutriment from it
|2.||flame tree - showy tropical tree or shrub native to Madagascar; widely planted in tropical regions for its immense racemes of scarlet and orange flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana|
|3.||flame tree - north Australian tree having white flowers and broad leaves|
|4.||flame tree - south Australian tree having panicles of brilliant scarlet flowers|
|5.||flame tree - tropical American thorny shrub or small tree; fragrant yellow flowers used in making perfumery|
genus Acacia - large genus of shrubs and trees and some woody vines of Central and South America, Africa, Australia and Polynesia: wattle; mimosa
acacia - any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia
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