flame tree

noun
1. tropical American thorny shrub or small tree; fragrant yellow flowers used in making perfumery
Syn:
Hypernyms: ↑acacia
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Acacia
2. south Australian tree having panicles of brilliant scarlet flowers
Hypernyms: ↑bottle-tree, ↑bottle tree
3. north Australian tree having white flowers and broad leaves
Hypernyms: ↑bottle-tree, ↑bottle tree
4. a terrestrial evergreen shrub or small tree of western Australia having brilliant yellow-orange flowers; parasitic on roots of grasses
Hypernyms: ↑parasitic plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Nuytsia, ↑genus Nuytsia
5. 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
Derivationally related forms: ↑flamboyant (for: ↑flamboyant)
Hypernyms: ↑angiospermous tree, ↑flowering tree
Member Holonyms: ↑Delonix, ↑genus Delonix

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noun
: any of several trees or shrubs with showy scarlet or yellow flowers: as
a. : either of two Australian trees:
(1) : a bottle tree (Brachychiton acerifolium) of southern Australia with panicles of brilliant scarlet flowers
(2) : a small evergreen tree (Nuytsia floribunda) of the family Loranthaceae that is restricted to western Australia and is distinguished by axillary racemes of yellow-orange flowers

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1. either of two trees, Brachychiton acerifolius or B. australis, native to Australia, having clusters of bright scarlet flowers.
[1865-70]

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flame tree, or flame-tree «FLAYM TREE», noun.
1. an ornamental tree of the sterculia family grown in warm climates for its showy, scarlet flowers; Chinese parasol tree.
2. any one of various trees with showy, red flowers.

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n. any of a number of trees with brilliant red flowers, in particular:
a) an Australian bottle tree (Brachychiton acerifolius, family Sterculiaceae)
b) another term for royal poinciana (see poinciana)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • flame-tree — flameˈ tree noun 1. A thick stemmed Australian tree, Brachychiton acerifolium, with glossy leaves and scarlet bell shaped flowers 2. Applied to various other trees, specif the flamboyant tree (see under ↑flamboyant), the yellow flowered Acacia… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Flame tree — Flame Flame (fl[=a]m), n. [OE. flame, flaume, flaumbe, OF. flame, flambe, F. flamme, fr. L. flamma, fr. flamma, fr. flagrare to burn. See {Flagrant}, and cf. {Flamneau}, {Flamingo}.] 1. A stream of burning vapor or gas, emitting light and heat;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flame tree — flame′ tree n. 1) pln either of two Australian trees, Brachychiton acerifolius or B. australis, having lobed leaves and clusters of scarlet flowers 2) pln royal poinciana • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • flame tree — n. 1. a bottletree (Brachychiton acerifolium) with maplelike leaves and brilliant scarlet flowers 2. any of various trees with brilliant red flowers …   English World dictionary

  • flame tree — /ˈfleɪm tri/ (say flaym tree) noun an ornamental tree, Brachychiton acerifolius, of Australia, with scarlet, bell shaped flowers. Also, Illawarra flame tree …   Australian English dictionary

  • flame tree — noun /fleɪm tɹiː/ Any one of several trees or shrubs with yellow or bright red flowers. The people had stared in awe at the magnificently colored flame tree …   Wiktionary

  • flame tree — noun Date: 1860 any of several trees or shrubs with showy scarlet or yellow flowers: as a. a tree (Brachychiton acerifolium of the family Sterculiaceae) of southern Australia with panicles of brilliant scarlet flowers b. royal poinciana …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flame tree — noun a tree with brilliant red flowers. [Brachychiton acerifolius (Australia) and other species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • flame tree — 1. either of two trees, Brachychiton acerifolius or B. australis, native to Australia, having clusters of bright scarlet flowers. 2. See royal poinciana. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

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