yellow poinciana.

yellow poinciana.
See under poinciana (def. 2).

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  • Poinciana pulcherrima — Flower fence Flow er fence , n. (Bot.) A tropical leguminous bush ({Poinciana pulcherrima}, or {C[ae]salpinia, pulcherrima}) with prickly branches, and showy yellow or red flowers; so named from its having been sometimes used for hedges in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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