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erythrina


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Erythrina  \Er`y*thri"na\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  'eryqro`s  red.] 
  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  leguminous  plants  growing  in  the  tropics;  coral 
  tree;  --  so  called  from  its  red  flowers. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  erythrina 
  n  :  any  of  various  shrubs  or  shrubby  trees  of  the  genus 
  Erythrina  having  trifoliate  leaves  and  racemes  of  scarlet 
  to  coral  red  flowers  and  black  seeds;  cultivated  as  an 
  ornamental  [syn:  {coral  tree}] 




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