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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Either of two small south Asian trees (Bauhinia variegata or B. purpurea) in the pea family, having showy, irregular, usually lavender to purple flowers and deeply emarginate leaves.
  • n. A tree (Amherstia nobilis) of Myanmar (Burma), having compound leaves and a great profusion of large, irregular, yellow-spotted scarlet flowers.

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  • n. small East Indian tree having orchid-like flowers and hard dark wood

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