Poinciana

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n poinciana a tropical flowering shrub having bright orange or red flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana
    • n Poinciana small subgenus of ornamental tropical shrubs or trees; not recognized in some classifications
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Poinciana (Bot) A prickly tropical shrub (Cæsalpinia, formerly Poinciana, pulcherrima), with bipinnate leaves, and racemes of showy orange-red flowers with long crimson filaments.☞ The genus Poinciana is kept up for three trees of Eastern Africa, the Mascarene Islands, and India.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. Named after M. de Poinci, a governor of the French West Indies

Usage

In literature:

Poinciana pulcherrima, both red and yellow, Rhus?
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
The Poinciana station's a couple hundred yards from one end o' the hotel, and that means it's close to five miles from the clerk's desk.
"Gullible's Travels, Etc." by Ring W. Lardner
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In news:

There is a 1988 collection, Poinciana, on the Portrait label, with 11 of the 21 performances here.
Poinciana also contains a five-minute version of "Slaughter on 10th Avenue" that is not on this Legacy reissue.
Police seek killer of high school student from Poinciana .
Winter Haven police are trying to find the killer of a Poinciana high school student whose body was found Monday on a hiking and biking trail.
A month ago, the cafeteria at Poinciana High School erupted into chaos after three boys released mice that had been painted yellow — a prank that led to the expulsion of at least one student.
What's Blooming in Paradise: Royal Poinciana Tree.
Happy ending to Rainbow Week at Royal Poinciana Chapel.
Celebrating God's creation of the rainbow was the theme of the recent toddler Vacation Bible Camp at Royal Poinciana Chapel.
Yellow poinciana's flowers offer quite a show.
BREMERTON — The Four Freshmen, the vocal harmony group best known for classics "Graduation Day," "Day By Day," "Blue World," "Charmaine" and "Poinciana," will take the stage Nov 23 at Bremerton's Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave.
The royal poinciana is making its way to South Florida.
William DeShazer/Staff Poinciana Elementary 4th grade teacher Kristin Merrill, right, is congratulated by principal Susan Daniel after winning a Teacher of Distinction award on Thursday Dec 13, 2012.
Bruce Springsteen has released the text of the eulogy that he delivered at the funeral of Clarence Clemons on June 21st at Royal Poinciana Chapel in Palm Beach, Florida.
Poinciana man was arrested after a 13-year-old girl said he touched her inappropriately.
Deltona, Hagerty, Poinciana, St Cloud.
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