Meaning of bauhinia

bau•hin•i•a

Pronunciation: (bô-hin'ē-u, bō-in'-), [key]
— n.
  1. any of numerous trees, shrubs, or vines of the genus Bauhinia, native to warm regions, having two-lobed leaves and showy, usually white, purple, or reddish flowers, widely planted in southern Florida.
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