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Webster 1913 Edition


Jacaranda

Jacˊa-ran′da

,
Noun.
[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.

Definition 2021


Jacaranda

Jacaranda

See also: jacaranda and jacarandá

Translingual

Jacaranda brasiliana

Proper noun

Jacaranda f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Bignoniaceae – the jacarandas.

Hypernyms

Hyponyms

jacaranda

jacaranda

See also: Jacaranda and jacarandá

English

Noun

jacaranda (plural jacarandas)

  1. Any of several trees, of the genus Jacaranda, native to tropical South America, that have pale purple, funnel-shaped flowers.
  2. The hard, dark wood of these trees.
  3. A trade name for similar hardwood timber from certain species of Dalbergia, notably D. frutescens, D. nigra and D. refusa.

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