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Flame tree   /fleɪm tri/   Listen
Flame tree

noun
1.
A terrestrial evergreen shrub or small tree of western Australia having brilliant yellow-orange flowers; parasitic on roots of grasses.  Synonyms: Christmas tree, fire tree, Nuytsia floribunda.
2.
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.  Synonyms: Delonix regia, flamboyant, peacock flower, Poinciana regia, royal poinciana.
3.
North Australian tree having white flowers and broad leaves.  Synonyms: Brachychiton australis, broad-leaved bottletree.
4.
South Australian tree having panicles of brilliant scarlet flowers.  Synonyms: Brachychiton acerifolius, flame durrajong, Sterculia acerifolia.
5.
Tropical American thorny shrub or small tree; fragrant yellow flowers used in making perfumery.  Synonyms: Acacia farnesiana, cassie, huisache, mimosa bush, scented wattle, sweet acacia, sweet wattle.






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Words linked to "Flame tree" :   bottle-tree, genus Delonix, acacia, genus Nuytsia, genus Acacia, bottle tree, parasitic plant, flowering tree, Nuytsia, angiospermous tree, Delonix



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