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jacaranda

noun jac·a·ran·da \ˌja-kə-ˈran-də\

Definition of JACARANDA

:  any of a genus (Jacaranda) of tropical American trees of the bignonia family with bipinnate leaves and panicles of showy usually blue flowers

Origin of JACARANDA

New Latin, from Portuguese jacarandá a tree of this genus, from Tupi jakaraná, jakarandá
First Known Use: circa 1753

Rhymes with JACARANDA

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