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Meaning of FLAMBOYANT

Pronunciation:  flam'boyunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  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
  2. [adj]  richly and brilliantly colorful
  3. [adj]  elaborately or excessively ornamented; "flamboyant handwriting"; "the senator's florid speech"
 

FLAMBOYANT is a 10 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: aureate, colorful, Delonix regia, fancy, flame tree, florid, peacock flower, Poinciana regia, resplendent, royal poinciana, showy, unrestrained
 
 See Also: angiospermous tree, Delonix, flowering tree, genus Delonix

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Flam*boy"ant\, a. [F.] (Arch.)
Characterized by waving or flamelike curves, as in the
tracery of windows, etc.; -- said of the later (15th century)
French Gothic style.

 
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