noun Tab·e·bu·ia \ˌtabēˈbüyə\

Definition of Tabebuia

  1. :  a large genus of tropical American shrubs and trees (family Bignoniaceae) having the calyx at first closed and differing from Tecoma chiefly in having digitate instead of pinnate leaves

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Origin and Etymology of tabebuia

New Latin, from Tupi tabebuya, a tree, from tacyba ant + bebuya wood

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