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

Examples of royal poinciana in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The one-acre plot is dotted with gulmohar, or royal poinciana, rudraksha, ficus, and bakul trees. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 26 Sep. 2023 Nestled between thick groves of sea grapes, beneath the shade of coconut palms and royal poinciana trees, this colonial estate is spread out alongside four miles of soft white sand and turquoise waters as far as the eye can see. Jennifer Leigh Parker, Forbes, 7 June 2021 Jacaranda and royal poinciana: Too much cold also can be an issue. Dan Gill,, 17 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of royal poinciana was circa 1900

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“Royal poinciana.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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