One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A tropical American tree that has blue trumpet-shaped flowers, fernlike leaves, and fragrant timber.
Genus Jacaranda, family Bignoniaceae
- ‘Many have abundant gardens, with brilliant red poppies, orange marigolds, blue flax, pink clematis and jacaranda, and large cypress and eucalyptus trees.’
- ‘The lavender-blue clusters of the jacaranda are seen in the Zone 9 gardens here, but this tree is fully hardy in Zone 10.’
- ‘The Plaza, with its canopy of acacias, jacarandas and monkey-puzzles offers an oasis of calm from both the traffic noise and soaring heat of midday.’
- ‘The focal point of the park is the now defunct fountain, surrounded by conifers, oaks, planes, jacarandas, and tipiana trees dropping their yellow blossoms.’
- ‘Some of the jacarandas and plane trees that used to line the streets of the suburb still exist in the grounds of the Technikon, together with a row of charming houses in Louise Street on the campus.’
Mid 18th century: from Portuguese, from Tupi-Guarani jakara'nda.
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