Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various tropical or subtropical trees, shrubs, or woody vines of the genus Bauhinia in the pea family, having two-part or deeply cleft leaves and showy, variously colored flowers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of plants, natural order Leguminosæ.

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  • noun Any of flowering plants of the Bauhinia genus, some of which are known as orchid trees.

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  • noun mountain ebony, orchid tree

Etymologies

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

[New Latin, after Jean Bauhin, (1541–1612) and Gaspard , Bauhin, (1560–1624), Swiss botanists.]

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