Entry from British & World English dictionary
A tropical tree which bears showy bright red flowers, in particular:
- An Asian tree of the pea family (Butea monosperma, family Leguminosae). another term for flamboyant2.
- Like the flame of the forest, a few more species that have summer blooms include Cassia fistula, one of the dry-deciduous species with bright yellow colours and Jacaranda mimocifolia with blue blooms.
- This bird adds colour to the jungle, along with the flame of the forest whose scattered red flowers lie like a carpet on the jungle floor.
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