Definition of Royal poinciana

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.

Exact synonyms: Delonix Regia, Flamboyant, Flame Tree, Peacock Flower, Poinciana Regia
Group relationships: Delonix, Genus Delonix
Generic synonyms: Angiospermous Tree, Flowering Tree
Derivative terms: Flamboyant

Definition of Royal poinciana

1. Noun. A tropical tree, ''Delonix regia'', grown for its bright red flower clusters; native to Madagascar but grown in many other tropical regions.; the flamboyant ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Royal Poinciana

royal fern
royal flush
royal flushes
royal house
royal household
royal icing
royal jelly
royal line
royal marriage
royal marriages
royal mast
royal osmund
royal palm
royal penguin
royal penguins
royal poinciana (current term)
royal progress
royal progresses
royal purple
royal red prawn
royal road
royal stag
royal tennis
royal touch
royal velvet plant
royal walnut moth
royal we
royal wes

Literary usage of Royal poinciana

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. All about Hawaii (1912)
"The royal poinciana probably stands at the head for brilliancy of color, but this tree has the disadvantage that its leaves are very sensitive to wind, ..."

2. Affection: Ninety Years of Family Letters, 1850s-1930s: Haring, White by Peter Haring Judd (2006)
"182 [The royal poinciana was torn down in the 1930s.] The rates were $5 per day and up for the American Plan (room and full board). ..."

3. Where, When, and how to Catch Fish on the East Coast of Florida by William H. Gregg, John Gardner (1902)
"Later, I was at the royal poinciana for a couple of months. At that time the bridge across Lake Worth had not been built, so the "Santa Lucia" had been ..."

4. Aero and Hydro: America's Aviation Weekly by Aero Club of Illinois (1912)
"The first photograph taken of the royal poinciana, from the air, was made by Hayden Crosby, on a flight with Brookins. BURGESS ACTIVE AT SEA BREEZE Sea ..."

5. Naples, FL: A Photographic Portrait by Karen T. Bartlett, Photographer (2006)
"Native to Madagascar, the royal poinciana in bloom are breathtaking. For about eight weeks each summer, Naples is ablaze with a glorious show of Royal ..."

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