noun Etymology: New Latin, from De Poinci, 17th century governor of part of the French West Indies Date: 1731 any of several ornamental tropical trees or shrubs (genera Caesalpinia and Delonix) of the legume family formerly placed in their own genus (Poinciana) — compare royal poinciana

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  • 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

  • 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 — Poinciana, FL U.S. Census Designated Place in Florida Population (2000): 13647 Housing Units (2000): 4590 Land area (2000): 35.105724 sq. miles (90.923403 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.237734 sq. miles (0.615729 sq. km) Total area (2000):… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • poinciana — [poin΄sē an′ə, poin΄sēā′nə, poin΄sēä′nə] n. [ModL, after M. de Poinci, early governor of the Fr West Indies] 1. any of a genus (Caesalpinia) of small, tropical trees and shrubs of the caesalpinia family, growing in dry, sandy soil and having… …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • poinciana — /pɔɪnsiˈanə / (say poynsee ahnuh), / ˈænə/ (say anuh) noun 1. a plant of the genus Poinciana, of the warmer parts of the world, comprising trees or shrubs with showy orange or scarlet flowers. 2. a closely related tree, Delonix regia (royal… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Poinciana — Original name in latin Poinciana Name in other language State code US Continent/City America/New York longitude 28.14029 latitude 81.45841 altitude 22 Population 53193 Date 2011 05 14 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • poinciana — [ˌpɔɪnsɪ α:nə] noun a tropical tree with showy red or red and yellow flowers. [Genera Caesalpinia and Delonix (formerly Poinciana).] Origin C18: mod. L., named after M. de Poinci, a 17th cent. governor of the Antilles …   English new terms dictionary

  • poinciana — poin•ci•an•a [[t]ˌpɔɪn siˈæn ə[/t]] n. pl. an•as 1) pln royal poinciana 2) pln any of several tropical legume trees of the genus Caesalpinia, having showy red, orange, or yellow flowers • Etymology: 1725–35; < NL (1700), after M. de Poinci,… …   From formal English to slang

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