Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A West Indian leguminous shrub, Calliandra purpurea.

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

  • noun (Bot.) A showy leguminous plant (Calliandra purpurea) of the West Indies. The flowers have long tassels of purple stamens.

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  • noun botany A showy leguminous plant (Calliandra purpurea) of the West Indies, whose flowers have long tassels of purple stamens.

Etymologies

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soldier +‎ wood

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