The flowering bauhinia.
An example of a bauhinia is a tree species that grows in Florida and has large leaves.
Origin of bauhiniaafter J. Bauhin (1541-1613) and G. Bauhin (1560-1624), Swiss botanists
Origin of bauhiniaNew Latin after Jean Bauhin (1541-1612) and Gaspard Bauhin (1560-1624), Swiss botanists
- Any of flowering plants of the Bauhinia genus, some of which are known as orchid trees.
Bauhin, surname of two French botanists who were brothers, + -ia