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jacaranda

(jăk'ərăn`də): see bignoniabignonia
, common name for the family Bignoniaceae, a family of chiefly woody vines of the American tropics and also a few shrubs and trees. The trumpet creeper (of the genus Bignonia) and the trumpet flower, or trumpet vine (of the genus Campsis
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Jacaranda

 

the wood of certain South American plants of the genus Jacaranda of the family Bignoniaceae. The heartwood is from dark red to chocolate brown, with a violet tinge; the sapwood is light yellow. Jacaranda, a heavy, durable wood that polishes well, is used in the manufacture of expensive furniture, musical instruments, parquet, and lathe products. Sometimes the wood of other trees, including those of the genus Dalbergia of the family Papilionaceae, is called Jacaranda. The wood of the birch, maple, and alder are used to imitate Jacaranda.


Jacaranda

 

a genus of trees or shrubs of the family Bignoniaceae. The leaves are opposite and usually twice pinnate. The flowers have a tubular-umbellate or funnelform corolla and are in panicled inflorescences. The fruit is a capsule with winged seeds. There are 40 to 50 species, found in the tropics of the western hemisphere. Some species, including. I brasiliana and J. obtusifolia, are the source of valuable wood. Many species are cultivated as ornamentals in countries having warm climates.

jacaranda

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jacaranda

1. any bignoniaceous tree of the tropical American genus Jacaranda, having fernlike leaves and pale purple flowers and widely cultivated in temperate areas of Australia
2. the fragrant ornamental wood of any of these trees
3. any of several related or similar trees or their wood