jacaranda \jac`a*ran"da\ (?), n. [braz.; cf. sp. & pg. jacaranda.] (bot.) (a) the native brazilian name for certain leguminous trees, which produce the beautiful woods called king wood, tiger wood, and violet wood. (b) a genus of bignoniaceous brazilian trees with showy trumpet-shaped flowers.
Jacaranda is a genus of 49 species of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae, native to tropical and subtropical regions of Central America, South America, Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica and the Bahamas. It has been planted widely in Asia, especially in Nepal. It is also quite common in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Australia. It has been introduced to most tropical and subtropical regions. The genus name is also used as the common name.
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English to English translation of jacaranda
The native Brazilian name for certain leguminous trees, which produce the beautiful woods called king wood, tiger wood, and violet wood. (n.)
A genus of bignoniaceous Brazilian trees with showy trumpet-shaped flowers.