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 b : coral bean 2a c : kaffir boom
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