orchid tree definition

  • noun:
    • Either of two tiny south Asian woods (Bauhinia variegata or B. purpurea) into the pea family members, having showy, unusual, generally lavender to purple plants and deeply emarginate leaves.
    • A tree (Amherstia nobilis) of Myanmar (Burma), having substance leaves and a good profusion of big, irregular, yellow-spotted scarlet plants.
    • tiny East Indian tree having orchid-like plants and hard dark wood

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