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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Bignoniaceae — the jacarandas.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The native Brazilian name for certain leguminous trees, which produce the beautiful woods called king wood, tiger wood, and violet wood.
  • n. A genus of bignoniaceous Brazilian trees with showy trumpet-shaped flowers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of the natural order Bignoniaceæ, type of the tribe Jacarandeæ.
  • n. A name of certain large Brazilian trees which yield the rosewood of commerce; also, the wood itself. The trees so called include species of the bignoniaceous genus Jacaranda, Dalbergia nigra, and several species of the genus Machærium of the bean family, especially M. scleroxylon, M. firmum, and M. legale. The last two species are usually distinguished as jacaranda roxa (red jacaranda,) and jacaranda preto (black jacaranda). See rosewood, 1, Jacaranda, 1, and Machærium, 1.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an important Brazilian timber tree yielding a heavy hard dark-colored wood streaked with black


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