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jacaranda definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an important Brazilian timber tree yielding a heavy hard dark-colored wood streaked with black [syn: Brazilian rosewood, caviuna wood, jacaranda, Dalbergia nigra]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: New Latin, from Portuguese jacarandá a tree of this genus, from Tupi jakaraná, jakarandá Date: circa 1753 any of a genus (Jacaranda) of tropical American trees of the bignonia family with bipinnate leaves and panicles of showy usually blue flowers

Britannica Concise

Any plant of the genus Jacaranda (family Bignoniaceae), especially the two ornamental trees J. mimosifolia and J. cuspidifolia. Jacarandas are grown widely in warm parts of the world and in greenhouses for their showy blue or violet flowers and attractive, oppositely paired, compound leaves. The genus includes about 50 species native to Central and S. America and the W. Indies. The name is also applied to several tree species of the genera Machaerium and Dalbergia in the pea family (see legume), the sources of commercial rosewood.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 any tropical American tree of the genus Jacaranda, with trumpet-shaped blue flowers. 2 any tropical American tree of the genus Dalbergia, with hard scented wood. Etymology: Tupi-Guarani jacarandá

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Jacaranda Jac`a*ran"da, n. [Braz.; cf. Sp. & Pg. jacaranda.] (Bot.) (a) The native Brazilian name for certain leguminous trees, which produce the beautiful woods called king wood, tiger wood, and violet wood. (b) A genus of bignoniaceous Brazilian trees with showy trumpet-shaped flowers.




 


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