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 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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