One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
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