Definition of Delonix regia

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: Flamboyant, Flame Tree, Peacock Flower, 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 Delonix Regia

Delichon urbica
Delivered At Frontier
Delivered Duty Paid
Delivered Duty Unpaid
Delivered Ex Quay
Delivered Ex Ship
Delmonico steak
Delmonico steaks
Delonix regia
Delphic oracle
Delphinapterus leucas
Delphinium ajacis

Literary usage of Delonix regia

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1. In the Shade of an Acacia Tree: Memoirs of a Health Officer in Africa, 1945-1959 by Frank L. Lambrecht (1991)
"... choppy waters of the lake and, in season, the brilliant scarlet flowers of the flame tree or flamboyant tree (delonix regia) that bordered the road. ..."

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. 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. ..."

4. The Useful plants of the island of Guam: With an Introductory Account of the by William Edwin Safford (1905)
"delonix regia. FLAME TEH. Family Caesalpiniaceae. LOCAL NAMES. ... REFERENCES: delonix regia (Boj.) Raf. FI. Tellur. 2: 92. 1836. ..."

5. Diseases of Tropical Acacias: proceedings of an International Workshop held by J. K. Sharma, Kenneth Malcolm Old, Su See Lee (1997)
"Taxonomic delimitation and pathogenicity to seedlings of delonix regia and Albizia lebbeck of a species related to Ganoderma lucidum on broadleaf trees in ..."

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