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Jacaranda (family Bignoniaceae) A genus of trees in which the leaves are bipinnate and opposite. The flowers are bluish-lilac in colour and borne in panicles or clusters. The fruit is a short pod. J. filicifolia is a widely grown ornamental. There are 30 species, occurring in tropical America.

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jacaranda Genus of trees native to tropical America. The ornamental Jacaranda mimosifolia and J. cuspidifolia have showy blue flowers amd fern-like leaves. There are 50 species. Family Bignoniaceae.

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jacaranda (jăk´ərăn´də): see bignonia.