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poinciana

noun poin·ci·ana \ˌpin(t)-sē-ˈa-nə, ˌp(w)än(t)-\

Definition of POINCIANA

:  any of several ornamental tropical trees or shrubs (genera Caesalpinia and Delonix) of the legume family formerly placed in their own genus (Poinciana) — compare royal poinciana

Origin of POINCIANA

New Latin, from De Poinci, 17th century governor of part of the French West Indies
First Known Use: 1731

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