Meaning of SPATHODEA in English


spāˈthōdēə, spāˈth-, spaˈth- noun

Etymology: New Latin, from spatha + -odea, alteration of -odes

1. capitalized : a genus of tropical African evergreen trees (family Bignoniaceae) used as ornamentals in tropical and subtropical regions and having large odd-pinnate or ternate leaves and showy orange or scarlet flowers in terminal panicles or racemes

2. also spa·tho·dia “ -s : any plant of the genus Spathodea

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