- 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 poincianaModL, after M. de Poinci, early governor of the French West Indies
The royal poinciana.
Origin of poincianaNew Latin Poinci&amacron;na, former genus name, after M. De Poinci, 17th-century governor of French West Indies.