Definition of Delonix
1. Noun. Evergreen or deciduous trees of tropical Africa and India.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Caesalpinioideae, Subfamily Caesalpinioideae
Member holonyms: Delonix Regia, Flamboyant, Flame Tree, Peacock Flower, Poinciana Regia, Royal Poinciana
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Delonix
Literary usage of Delonix
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. In the Shade of an Acacia Tree: Memoirs of a Health Officer in Africa, 1945-1959 by Frank L. Lambrecht (1991)
"The only colorful notes were the blue, choppy waters of the lake and, in season, the brilliant scarlet flowers of the flame tree or flamboyant tree (delonix ..."
2. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1906)
"... and at various places through this and other moats are numerous plants of many species. Of the trees, the most common are the delonix regia (royal ..."
3. Flora Telluriana by Constantine Samuel Rafinesque (1836)
"Bengal, fine shrub with many large violaceous flowers. 350. delonix R. (evident claw) Legum. diff. ..."
4. The Everglades and Other Essays Relating to Southern Florida by John Clayton Gifford (1912)
"delonix regia. Tamarind. St. John's Bread or Carob. Logwood. A favorite shade tree. THE WILD TAMARIND. Shower of Gold. Poinciana Tree. ..."
5. Kenya and Tanzania by Claude Herve-Bazin, Judith Farr (2003)
"Shortly after the rains, the flamboyant colours of the sausage tree (Kigelia africana), the delonix elata (a relation of the flame tree) and a host of wild ..."