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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

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That property was filled with cypress, eucalyptus, palms, and jacaranda—and, along the way, was re-dubbed Balboa Park. Brittany Martin, Los Angeles Magazine, "The History of Those Beautiful Jacaranda Trees in Bloom Around L.A.," 15 May 2018 The olive and jacaranda trees look as if they were trucked in from a nursery the week before. Richard Mcgill Murphy, Town & Country, "Desert Prep," 17 Dec. 2012 Most of the jacarandas seen in L.A. are Jacaranda mimosifolia, one of the 49 different types of flowering jacaranda trees. Brittany Martin, Los Angeles Magazine, "The History of Those Beautiful Jacaranda Trees in Bloom Around L.A.," 15 May 2018 Now my mother is making over the garden in rambling color, overwriting its history, once again, with olive trees, a fig, kitchen herbs, and a jacaranda. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Walking Through the Past Into New Motherhood," 10 Apr. 2018 Or perhaps the apartment that MoMA PS1 director Klaus Biesenbach actually, literally lives in, with a jacaranda tree. Liz Raiss, GQ, "Ikea and Stampd Are Making Home Goods for Hypebeasts," 18 Apr. 2018 Someone in Ajijic must have made a concerted effort to protect the town’s trees since the streets are lined with huge specimens, including palm trees mixed in with pines and flowering jacarandas. Mark Rogers, USA TODAY, "Ajijic: Mexico’s expat paradise on the lake," 22 Jan. 2018 Leave a Note Amid 32 acres of purple jacaranda and yellow gulmohar trees, this fort-style hotel recalls the days of the Rajputs, with architectural details like blue tile and brass doors. Condé Nast Traveler, "Oberoi Rajvilas," 20 Oct. 2017 The 5,200-square-foot plaza offers tables and chairs, including clusters of low, pod-style seats, along with shrubs such as rosemary and lantana and box trees including magnolia and jacaranda. Bryce Alderton, Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot, "Sit, walk, eat — Laguna’s Park Avenue plaza is now open," 24 Oct. 2017

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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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