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flamboyant


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flamboyant  \Flam*boy"ant\,  a.  [F.]  (Arch.) 
  Characterized  by  waving  or  flamelike  curves,  as  in  the 
  tracery  of  windows,  etc.;  --  said  of  the  later  (15th  century) 
  French  Gothic  style. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flamboyant 
  adj  1:  elaborately  or  excessively  ornamented;  "flamboyant 
  handwriting";  "the  senator's  florid  speech"  [syn:  {aureate}, 
  {florid},  {showy}] 
  2:  richly  and  brilliantly  colorful  [syn:  {resplendent},  {unrestrained}] 
  n  :  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  [syn:  {royal  poinciana},  {flame  tree},  {peacock 
  flower},  {Delonix  regia},  {Poinciana  regia}] 




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