noun spa·tho·dea \spāˈthōdēə, spāˈth-, spaˈth-\

Definition of spathodea

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of tropical African evergreen trees (family Bignoniaceae) used as ornamentals in tropical and subtropical regions and having large odd-pinnate or ternate leaves and showy orange or scarlet flowers in terminal panicles or racemes

  2. 2 less commonly spathodia \"\ plural -s :  any plant of the genus Spathodea

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Origin and Etymology of spathodea

New Latin, from spatha + -odea, alteration of -odes

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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