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Webster 1913 Edition


Flower-fence

Flow′er-fenceˊ

,
Noun.
(Bot.)
A tropical leguminous bush (
Poinciana pulcherrima
, or
Cæsalpinia, pulcherrima
) with prickly branches, and showy yellow or red flowers; – so named from its having been sometimes used for hedges in the West Indies.
Baird.

Webster 1828 Edition


Flower-fence

FLOW'ER-FENCE

,
Noun.
The name of certain plants. The flower-fence of Barbados is of the genus Poinciana. The bastard flower-fence is the Adenanthera.

Definition 2022


flower-fence

flower-fence

English

Noun

flower-fence (plural flower-fences)

  1. A tropical leguminous bush (Poinciana or Caesalpinia pulcherrima) with prickly branches and showy yellow or red flowers.
    • 1858, William Baird, The Student's Natural History
      Barbadoes flower-fence. Parkinsonia and Poinciana.