Definition of Poinciana regia
1. Noun. Showy tropical tree or shrub native to Madagascar; widely planted in tropical regions for its immense racemes of scarlet and orange flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana.
Group relationships: Delonix, Genus Delonix
Generic synonyms: Angiospermous Tree, Flowering Tree
Derivative terms: Flamboyant
Lexicographical Neighbors of Poinciana Regia
Literary usage of Poinciana regia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Islands of the Southern Seas: Hawaii, Samoa, New Zealand, Tasmania by Michael Myers Shoemaker (1898)
"... SOUTHERN SEAS CHAPTER I OAHU Southward Bound—Arrival in Oahu—The " Poinciana Regia" and the " Golden Rain "—The Pali P)ROGRESS over the Western oceans ..."
2. Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Country Gentlemen (1874)
"poinciana regia. THERE are two well-marked varieties of this ... I have now and then heard the poinciana regia called the Ostrich-feather ..."
3. Opals and Agates: Or, Scenes Under the Southern Cross and the Magelhans by Nehemiah Bartley (1892)
"Taken altogether, in its gigantic spread, its graceful form, and matchless hues, I think that the poinciana regia, when in full bloom, in the second week of ..."
4. Hawaii by Anne M. Prescott (1891)
"But most of the climbers and some of the bushes, as well as trees—the Poinciana Regia, for instance) where the pretty, delicate green of the leaves can ..."
5. Our Hawaii by Charmian London (1917)
"I had heard carelessly of the poinciana regia, and bougainvillea, and golden shower, and was already familiar with the single red and pink hibiscus, ..."
6. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"Insect pests that attack the poinsettia can be eradicated by the use of hydrocyanic gas, as advised for other plants. 3087. poinciana regia. ..."