jacaranda

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noun jac·a·ran·da \ˌja-kə-ˈran-də\

Definition of jacaranda

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

Origin and Etymology of jacaranda

New Latin, from Portuguese jacarandá a tree of this genus, from Tupi jakaraná, jakarandá


First Known Use: circa 1753


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