Definition of flame of the forest in English:

flame of the forest

noun

  • A tropical tree which bears showy bright red flowers.

    another term for flamboyant

    an Asian tree of the pea family (Butea monosperma, family Leguminosae).

    • ‘Like the flame of the forest, a few more species that have summer blooms include Cassia fistula, one of the dry-deciduous species with bright yellow colours and Jacaranda mimocifolia with blue blooms.’
    • ‘This bird adds colour to the jungle, along with the flame of the forest whose scattered red flowers lie like a carpet on the jungle floor.’