• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Soldierwood (Bot) A showy leguminous plant (Calliandra purpurea) of the West Indies. The flowers have long tassels of purple stamens.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n soldierwood A West Indian leguminous shrub, Calliandra purpurea. Its flowers are in heads, the stamens, as in the genus generally, united into a tube and long-exserted, forming the conspicuous part.
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