poinciana[po̵in′sē an′ə, -ā′nə, -ä′nə]
- any of a genus (Caesalpinia) of small, tropical trees and shrubs of the caesalpinia family, growing in dry, sandy soil and having showy red, orange, or yellow flowers
- royal poinciana
Origin of poincianaModern Latin after M. de Poinci, early governor of the French West Indies
The royal poinciana.
Origin of poincianaNew Latin Poinciāna, former genus name, after M. De Poinci, 17th-century governor of French West Indies.