royal poinciana

noun

Definition of royal poinciana 

: a showy Madagascan tree (Delonix regia synonym Poinciana regia) widely planted for its immense racemes of scarlet and orange flowers

called also flamboyant, peacock flower

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Jacaranda and royal poinciana: Too much cold also can be an issue. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, "Keep these plants out of your South Louisiana garden," 17 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of royal poinciana

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

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