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: ModL, after M. de Poinci, early governor of the Fr West Indies
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Origin: New Latin Poinciāna, genus name, after M. De Poinci, 17th-century governor of French West Indies.