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jacaranda

Line breaks: jaca|randa
Pronunciation: /ˌdʒakəˈrandə
 
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Definition of jacaranda in English:

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.

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