Definition of Caesalpinia
1. Noun. Small spiny tropical trees or shrubs; includes the small genus or subgenus Poinciana.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Caesalpinioideae, Subfamily Caesalpinioideae
Member holonyms: Bonduc, Bonduc Tree, Caesalpinia Bonduc, Caesalpinia Bonducella, Caesalpinia Coriaria, Divi-divi, Caesalpinia Decapetala, Caesalpinia Sepiaria, Mysore Thorn, Brazilwood, Caesalpinia Echinata, Peach-wood, Peachwood, Pernambuco Wood, Brazilian Ironwood, Caesalpinia Ferrea, Bird Of Paradise, Caesalpinia Gilliesii, Poinciana, Poinciana Gilliesii, Caesalpinia Pulcherrima, Flamboyant Tree, Paradise Flower, Poinciana Pulcherrima, Pride Of Barbados, Poinciana, Subgenus Poinciana
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caesalpinia
Literary usage of Caesalpinia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Select Extra-tropical Plants: Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1891)
"caesalpinia coriaria, Willdenow. \Vet sea-shores of Central America. ... caesalpinia Sappan, Linné. South-Asia. The wood furnishes a red dye, ..."
2. Observations of a Naturalist in the Pacific Between 1896 and 1899 by Henry Brougham Guppy (1906)
"My data, therefore, show that with the seeds of caesalpinia buoyancy goes with station and not necessarily with species. It is probable, therefore, ..."
3. Ornamental Shrubs of the United States (hardy, Cultivated) by Austin Craig Apgar (1910)
"C. Pod prickly with 7 black seeds ; blades of leaves 1-3 inches long ; flowers white and purple. caesalpinia Minax. Albizzia. ..."
4. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1907)
"caesalpinia PULCHERRIMA Sw. " Pride of Barbadoes." Cultivated at Nassau and Mastic Pt. (10). PAPILIONACEAE SOPHORA TOMENTOSA L. Conch Sound, ..."