Poin`ci*a"na (?), n. [NL. Named after M. de Poinci, a governor of the French West Indies.] Bot.

A prickly tropical shrub (Caesalpinia, formerly Poinciana, pulcherrima), with bipinnate leaves, and racemes of showy orange-red flowers with long crimson filaments.

⇒ The genus Poinciana is kept up for three trees of Eastern Africa, the Mascarene Islands, and India.

 

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