Definition of poinciana
: any of several ornamental tropical trees or shrubs (genera Caesalpinia and Delonix) of the legume family formerly placed in their own genus (Poinciana) — compare royal poinciana
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The wallpaper is blooming with the clients' favorite plants — royal poinciana, acacias, orchids, geraniums, kumquats — hand-painted on faint sky-blue tea paper.
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Origin and Etymology of poinciana
New Latin, from De Poinci, 17th century governor of part of the French West Indies
First Known Use: 1731See Words from the same year
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