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 with long crimson filaments. [1913 Webster]

Note: The genus {Poinciana} is kept up for three trees of Eastern Africa, the Mascarene Islands, and India. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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