Definition of flame of the forest in English:

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flame of the forest

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noun

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
Example sentences
  • 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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