orchid tree


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Related to orchid tree: Bauhinia variegata

orchid tree

n.
1. Any of various tropical or subtropical trees of the genus Bauhinia in the pea family, having showy, irregular, usually lavender to purple flowers and deeply emarginate leaves, and widely grown as ornamentals.
2. A tree (Amherstia nobilis) in the pea family native to Myanmar (Burma), having compound leaves and a great profusion of large, irregular, yellow-spotted scarlet flowers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.orchid tree - small East Indian tree having orchid-like flowers and hard dark wood
Bauhinia, genus Bauhinia - mountain ebony, orchid tree
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
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COMEBACK KID: Orchid Tree Inn The rehab of the long shuttered Orchid Tree Inn (261 S.
It is also known as orchid tree, camel's foot tree, and mountain ebony.
A gracious entrance hall leads into the living and dining room with its large crown mouldings, travertine floors and almost 10-foot high ceilings, and opens to a private landscaped backyard garden decorated with flowering bushes, an orchid tree and palms all enclosed within a 10 foot high fichus hedge.
But the monkeys' favorite snack is the bright pink flower of the Hong Kong orchid tree.
The Hong Kong orchid tree (Bauhinia x blakeana) is simply out of this world, for the tree's canopy is smothered in six-inch-wide, orchid-like flowers that are a rich purplish-red, further defined by darker streaks running through the inner petals.
Ruth O'Reilly travelled to California courtesy of American Airlines and stayed in the Sutton Place Hotel, Newport Beach, and the Orchid Tree Inn, Palm Springs
Purple Robe'), magnolia, orchid tree, Prunus (flowering cherry, flowering peach, flowering plum), redbud, Tabebuia chrysotricha.
You can relive two very different eras at the Orchid Tree Inn (261 S.