peacock flower

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n peacock flower showy tropical tree or shrub native to Madagascar; widely planted in tropical regions for its immense racemes of scarlet and orange flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana
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Usage

In literature:

On each side of the peacock stand two nosegays as high as the bird, consisting of several sorts of flowers, all of beaten gold enameled.
"Adopting An Abandoned Farm" by Kate Sanborn
She had evidently been feeding the peacocks, and was now gathering flowers.
"The Empire Annual for Girls, 1911" by Various
Printed for Charles Harper, and J. Amery, at the Flower de luce, and Peacock, in Fleet street.
"The Isle Of Pines (1668)" by Henry Neville
Here flowers and trees grew in luxurious profusion, and peacocks and cranes flew about.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
The colour of the ball or flower in one case was a peacock-blue and in the other dead black.
"The New Gulliver and Other Stories" by Barry Pain
Peacock-butterflies, with large blue eyes on their crimson velvet wings, fluttered about and settled on the orange-brown wall-flowers.
"Child Life in Prose" by Various
A fine peacock, with full-spread tail, makes many a gay flower bed pale before his panoply of iridescence and color.
"Old-Time Gardens" by Alice Morse Earle
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In news:

With her latest eye-catching designs, Lulu deKwiatkowski is decorating the world with butterflies, flowers and peacocks.
If you like iris, here's a different type to try: peacock flower.
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