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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of leguminous plants of the suborder Cæsalpinieæ and tribe Eucæsalpinieæ, characterized by the five valvate calyx-lobes, five nearly equal orbicular petals, ten distinct declined stamens, and hard flat two-valved many-seeded pods.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A prickly tropical shrub (Cæsalpinia, formerly Poinciana, pulcherrima), with bipinnate leaves, and racemes of showy orange-red flowers with long crimson filaments.

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

  • noun a tropical flowering shrub having bright orange or red flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana
  • noun small subgenus of ornamental tropical shrubs or trees; not recognized in some classifications

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