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The royal poinciana.
[New Latin Poinciāna, former genus name, after M. De Poinci, 17th-century governor of French West Indies.]
(Plants) any tree of the tropical leguminous genera Caesalpinia (formerly Poinciana) having large orange or red flowers. See royal poinciana
[C17: New Latin, named after M. de Poinci, 17th-century governor of the French Antilles]
poin•ci•an•a(ˌpɔɪn siˈæn ə)
n., pl. -an•as.
2. any of several tropical legume trees of the genus Caesalpinia, having showy red, orange, or yellow flowers.
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|Noun||1.||Poinciana - small subgenus of ornamental tropical shrubs or trees; not recognized in some classifications|
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
|2.||poinciana - a tropical flowering shrub having bright orange or red flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana|
Caesalpinia, genus Caesalpinia - small spiny tropical trees or shrubs; includes the small genus or subgenus Poinciana
flowering shrub - shrub noted primarily for its flowers