poinciana[po̵in′sē an′ə, -ā′nə, -ä′nə]
poinciana definition by Webster's New World
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- 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: Modern Latin after M. de Poinci, early governor of the French West Indies
poinciana definition by American Heritage Dictionary
See royal poinciana.
Origin: New Latin Poinciāna, genus name, after M. De Poinci, 17th-century governor of French West Indies.