Definition of Flame tree

1. Noun. A terrestrial evergreen shrub or small tree of western Australia having brilliant yellow-orange flowers; parasitic on roots of grasses.

Exact synonyms: Christmas Tree, Fire Tree, Nuytsia Floribunda
Group relationships: Genus Nuytsia, Nuytsia
Generic synonyms: Parasitic Plant



2. Noun. 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.

3. Noun. North Australian tree having white flowers and broad leaves.

4. Noun. South Australian tree having panicles of brilliant scarlet flowers.

5. Noun. Tropical American thorny shrub or small tree; fragrant yellow flowers used in making perfumery.
Exact synonyms: Acacia Farnesiana, Cassie, Huisache, Mimosa Bush, Scented Wattle, Sweet Acacia, Sweet Wattle
Group relationships: Genus Acacia
Generic synonyms: Acacia

Definition of Flame tree

1. Noun. (botany) Any one of several trees or shrubs with yellow or bright red flowers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flame Tree

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flame tree (current term)
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Literary usage of Flame tree

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1. Camps in the Caribbees: The Adventures of a Naturalist in the Lesser Antilles by Frederick Albion Ober (1886)
"THE FLAME-TREE. —THE ORCHARD OF LIMES. PROFITS OF LIME CULTURE. THE MAROON PARTY. — THE STAMPEDE. — FAREWELL TO DOMINICA. — CORAL ISLANDS. ..."

2. Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults: A Selected Listing by Ginny Moore Kruse (1991)
"Flamboyan sits under her favorite tree, / her flame tree... The red and orange flowers, / flame flowers, / move in the warm breezes / above her head. ..."

3. The Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia: Commercial by Edward Balfour (1885)
"flame tree or fire tree of Australia, King George's Sound, ... The flame tree of Illawarra in Australia is the Brachy- chiton acerifolium, which grows to 60 ..."

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