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Definition of jacaranda

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

Examples of jacaranda in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Finding dead end streets, eating at random restaurants, observing the jacaranda trees loose their purple flowers. Gael Couturier, Outside Online, 27 Mar. 2019 Last Saturday, 20 trees — including Brisbane box, tipa and blue jacaranda — were planted in a corner of Hollenbeck Park in Boyle Heights. Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times, 7 Oct. 2021 At a live baseball game, a concert, the jacaranda trees in bloom. Diana Wagman, Star Tribune, 14 June 2021 One last plastic lawn chair remained open under the shade of a jacaranda tree, and the man in the next seat over nodded toward it. Eric Barton, orlandosentinel.com, 11 Apr. 2021 Three jacarandas are now planted on a large field next to Lakeside Middle School LAKESIDE — Three of the nearly two dozen jacaranda trees slated to be cut down on Friday to make way for a new library in Lakeside were given a second chance at life. San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Apr. 2021 In Your Pocket, a popular events guide that runs an annual jacaranda photo competition. Ryan Lenora Brown, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 Nov. 2020 The hue blended in with trees blooming with purplish jacaranda flowers. Dallas News, 9 Mar. 2020 Bright blue jacaranda trees brighten the courtyards, and everywhere cleaners with mops attack the grime of the city. Oliver Staley, Quartz Africa, 30 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of jacaranda

circa 1753, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jacaranda

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

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“Jacaranda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jacaranda. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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