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poin·ci·an·a

 (poin′sē-ăn′ə, -ä′nə)
n.
The royal poinciana.

[New Latin Poinciāna, former genus name, after M. De Poinci, 17th-century governor of French West Indies.]
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poinciana

(ˌpɔɪnsɪˈɑːnə)
n
(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]
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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.
[1725–35; < New Latin (1700), after M. de Poinci, 17th-century governor of the French Antilles; see -an1, -a2]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poinciana - small subgenus of ornamental tropical shrubs or treesPoinciana - small subgenus of ornamental tropical shrubs or trees; not recognized in some classifications
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Caesalpinia, genus Caesalpinia - small spiny tropical trees or shrubs; includes the small genus or subgenus Poinciana
2.poinciana - a tropical flowering shrub having bright orange or red flowerspoinciana - 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
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The new law firm is located at 3918 Via Poinciana Suite 1, Lake Worth, Florida 33467.
The delegates are James Baldwin, Home Healthcare Administration; Darren Green, Master Craftsmen, Artist, Carver and Jeweler; Dr Mae Rene Leonard, Genealogist and Coordinator of the Poinciana Industrial Park Intermodal Logistics Project; Kamili Nilata, Emmy Award Winning Television Producer, Dancer/Choreographer, Arts Educator and Natural Health Enhancement Specialist.
The flame tree, also known as royal poinciana or flamboyant, is a member of the bean family and is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful tropical trees in the world.
As part of the acquisition, Diamond Resorts will assume operations at Amber's managed resorts, including Sunrise Ridge Resort in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and Alhambra Villas and the neighbouring resort of Alhambra at Poinciana in Kissimmee, Florida.
A memorial service was held at Poinciana Christian Church in Kissimmee, where she attended church and volunteered in the nursery.
In full bloom, royal poinciana (Delonix Regia), also called Gulmohar or flamboyant tree, offers a splendid view for residents and visitors in the UAE from April to July.
Others are Timber Creek, Orange County; Lake Brantley, Seminole County; and Poinciana, Osceola County.
"The American people have done everything they can, and now it's time for an act of God and we're getting it," she told citizens in Poinciana.
The players behind the renovation and redevelopment of Palm Beach's Royal Poinciana Plaza remain open to input even after 200 meetings with various interest groups.
Palm trees mingle with hibiscus trees and orange poinciana blossoms that tower over charming bungalows.