spa·tho·dea | \spāˈt͟hōdēə, spāˈth-, spaˈth-\

Definition of spathodea 

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

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History and Etymology for spathodea

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

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