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Meaning of orchid tree

or'chid tree"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a tree, Bauhinia variegata, of the legume family, native to southeastern Asia, having lavender or purple flowers clustered in the leaf axils, cultivated in warm regions. Also called
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