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ID #1791

butterfly flower

[cf. DJE butterfly tree (Bauhina sp.) "from the resemblance of their bi-lobed leaves to the half-spread wings of a butterfly"] n. a tree, Bauhinia sp., with large, showy flowers: 1956 (Higgs 30). = ORCHID TREE (Black)

Tags: noun, plant, tree

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Last update: 2012-01-08 17:53
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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