coral tree

noun

Definition of coral tree

: any of numerous trees and shrubs constituting the genus Erythrina, having scarlet to coral red flowers and often bright red seeds, and being cultivated in warm regions as an ornamental: such as
a : a small thorny tree (E. indica) of tropical Asia and northern Australia

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“Coral tree.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coral%20tree. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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