portia tree

noun, sometimes capitalized P
por·​tia tree | \ ˈpōrshə-\

Definition of portia tree

: a tropical tree (Thespesia populnea) that is closely related to the majaguas, has rounded cordate leaves and showy yellow and purple flowers, yields a valuable pinkish to dark red close-textured wood resistant to warping and an oil from its seeds, and is sometimes cultivated as an ornamental

called also bendy tree, seaside mahoe, tulip tree

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History and Etymology for portia tree

Tamil puraśu

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to wander slowly or to speak indistinctly

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