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.
Group relationships: Delonix, Genus Delonix
Generic synonyms: Angiospermous Tree, Flowering Tree
Derivative terms: Flamboyant
Lexicographical Neighbors of Peacock Flower
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. ..."