Poinciana pulcherrima
Flower-fence Flow"er-fence`, n. (Bot.) A tropical leguminous bush ({Poinciana pulcherrima}, or {C[ae]salpinia, pulcherrima}) with prickly branches, and showy yellow or red flowers; -- so named from its having been sometimes used for hedges in the West Indies. --Baird. [1913 Webster]

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  • Poinciana pulcherrima — noun tropical shrub or small tree having showy yellow to orange red flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana • Syn: ↑pride of barbados, ↑paradise flower, ↑flamboyant tree, ↑Caesalpinia pulcherrima • Hypernyms: ↑flowering shrub …   Useful english dictionary

  • Poinciana pulcherrima L. — Symbol CAPU13 Synonym Symbol POPU12 Botanical Family Fabaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Caesalpinia formerly Poinciana pulcherrima — Poinciana Poin ci*a na, n. [NL. Named after M. de Poinci, a governor of the French West Indies.] (Bot.) A prickly tropical shrub ({C[ae]salpinia, formerly Poinciana, pulcherrima}), with bipinnate leaves, and racemes of showy orange red flowers… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poinciana — Poin ci*a na, n. [NL. Named after M. de Poinci, a governor of the French West Indies.] (Bot.) A prickly tropical shrub ({C[ae]salpinia, formerly Poinciana, pulcherrima}), with bipinnate leaves, and racemes of showy orange red flowers with long… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poinciana — can refer to:* Delonix regia or Royal Poinciana, a tree * Caesalpinia pulcherrima , a shrub * Poinciana, Florida, a town in the United States * Poinciana (album), by jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal …   Wikipedia

  • Poinciāna — (P. L.), Pflanzengattung (nach Poinci, Generalgouverneur der Isles du vent in der Mitte des 17. Jahrh. benannt) aus der Familie der Papilionaceae Caesalpinieae, 10. Kl. 1. Ordn. L.; Arten: P. Gillesii, schlanker Baum in Südamerika, mit gelben, in …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • poinciana — /poyn see an euh/, n. 1. See royal poinciana. 2. any of several other tropical trees of the legume family, with showy flowers, as Caesalpina pulcherrima (dwarf poinciana) or Peltophorum pterocarpum (yellow poinciana). [1725 35; < NL; named after… …   Universalium

  • Caesalpinia pulcherrima —   Caesalpinia pulcherrima …   Wikipedia Español

  • Caesalpinia pulcherrima — at the Desert Demonstration Garden in Las Vegas Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Caesalpinia pulcherrima — noun tropical shrub or small tree having showy yellow to orange red flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana • Syn: ↑pride of barbados, ↑paradise flower, ↑flamboyant tree, ↑Poinciana pulcherrima • Hypernyms: ↑flowering shrub …   Useful english dictionary

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