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FLAMBOYANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does flamboyant mean? 

FLAMBOYANT (noun)
  The noun FLAMBOYANT has 1 sense:

1. 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

  Familiarity information: FLAMBOYANT used as a noun is very rare.


FLAMBOYANT (adjective)
  The adjective FLAMBOYANT has 2 senses:

1. elaborately or excessively ornamented
2. richly and brilliantly colorful

  Familiarity information: FLAMBOYANT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FLAMBOYANT (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

Delonix regia; royal poinciana; Poinciana regia; peacock flower; flamboyant; flame tree

Hypernyms ("flamboyant" is a kind of...):

angiospermous tree; flowering tree (any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary)

Holonyms ("flamboyant" is a member of...):

Delonix; genus Delonix (evergreen or deciduous trees of tropical Africa and India)


FLAMBOYANT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Elaborately or excessively ornamented

Synonyms:

aureate; flamboyant; florid

Context examples:

flamboyant handwriting / the senator's florid speech

Similar:

fancy (not plain; decorative or ornamented)


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Meaning:

Richly and brilliantly colorful

Synonyms:

flamboyant; unrestrained

Similar:

colorful; colourful (striking in variety and interest)


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