Definition of Peacock flower

1. 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.

Exact synonyms: Delonix Regia, Flamboyant, Flame Tree, Poinciana Regia, Royal Poinciana
Group relationships: Delonix, Genus Delonix
Generic synonyms: Angiospermous Tree, Flowering Tree
Derivative terms: Flamboyant

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peacock Flower

peachy
peachy keen
peacified
peacifies
peacify
peacifying
peacing
peacoat
peacoats
peacock
peacock-blue
peacock-throne
peacock blue
peacock flower (current term)
peacock flower fence
peacock ore
peacock worm
peacock worms
peacocked
peacockeries
peacockery
peacockier
peacockiest
peacocking
peacockish
peacocks
peacocky
peacod

Literary usage of Peacock flower

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"PEACOCK-FLOWER. See POINCIANA. PEACOCK-PHEASANT, a small pheasant of the gorgeously ocellated genus ..."

2. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"Peacock-flower. See POINCIANA. Peacock-pheasant, a pheasant of the gorgeously ocellated genus Polyplectron, species of which inhabit the forests of the ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"... obtuse; petals yellowish red: pod scythe-shaped, pubescent. Mex.—Cult, in Mex. and S.Calif. regia, Bo]. ROYAL POINCIANA. peacock flower. ..."

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