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poinciana

 [from De Poinci, 17th century governor of part of the Fr. West Indies W3] n. a large tree, Poinciana regia, with brilliant reddish orange flowers. Also pongsiana (Neu.); pumsiana (An­dros, Exuma); punsiana (Black) = EMPIRE FLOWERS, MAYFLOWER TREE, SHAKER TREE, TOURIST TREE

Tags: noun, plant, tree

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Last update: 2010-11-21 00:45
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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