Definition of jacaranda in English:

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jacaranda

Pronunciation: /ˌdʒakəˈrandə/

noun

A tropical American tree which has blue trumpet-shaped flowers, fern-like leaves, and fragrant timber.
  • Genus Jacaranda, family Bignoniaceae.
Example sentences
  • The focal point of the park is the now defunct fountain, surrounded by conifers, oaks, planes, jacarandas, and tipiana trees dropping their yellow blossoms.
  • The Plaza, with its canopy of acacias, jacarandas and monkey-puzzles offers an oasis of calm from both the traffic noise and soaring heat of midday.
  • Many have abundant gardens, with brilliant red poppies, orange marigolds, blue flax, pink clematis and jacaranda, and large cypress and eucalyptus trees.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Portuguese, from Tupi-Guarani jakara'nda.

Words that rhyme with jacaranda

Amanda, Aranda, Baganda, Banda, brander, candour (US candor), coriander, dander, expander, gander, germander, goosander, Leander, Luanda, Lysander, meander, memoranda, Menander, Miranda, oleander, panda, pander, pasanda, philander, propaganda, Rwanda, sander, Skanda, stander, Uganda, understander, Vanda, veranda, withstander, zander

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Line breaks: jaca|randa

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