Definition of poui in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpo͞oē/

noun (plural same or pouis)

A Caribbean and tropical American tree with trumpet-shaped flowers, grown as an ornamental and valued for its timber.
  • Genus Tabebuia, family Bignoniaceae.
Example sentences
  • Depending on the month of your excursion the yellow poui, the red flamboyant, or the lavender jacaranda trees will be in bloom.
  • The flowering poui trees that occupy the open spaces and parks were laid down by residents and many self-help projects were funded by having Carnival fêtes and other initiatives.
  • Oh, I forgot to mention here that the annual blooming of our yellow poui trees started a few weeks back.


Mid 19th century: a local word in Trinidad.

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Syllabification: pou·i

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