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Noun: flame tree  fleym tree
  1. A terrestrial evergreen shrub or small tree of western Australia having brilliant yellow-orange flowers; parasitic on roots of grasses
    - fire tree, Christmas tree, Nuytsia floribunda
  2. Showy tropical tree or shrub native to Madagascar; widely planted in tropical regions for its immense racemes of scarlet and orange flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana
    - royal poinciana, flamboyant, peacock flower, Delonix regia, Poinciana regia
  3. North Australian tree having white flowers and broad leaves
    - broad-leaved bottletree, Brachychiton australis
  4. South Australian tree having panicles of brilliant scarlet flowers
    - flame durrajong, Brachychiton acerifolius, Sterculia acerifolia
  5. Tropical American thorny shrub or small tree; fragrant yellow flowers used in making perfumery
    - huisache, cassie, mimosa bush, sweet wattle, sweet acacia, scented wattle, Acacia farnesiana

Derived forms: flame trees

Type of: acacia, angiospermous tree, bottle tree, bottle-tree, flowering tree, parasitic plant

Part of: Delonix, genus Acacia, genus Delonix, genus Nuytsia, Nuytsia

Encyclopedia: Flame tree