Definition of jacaranda in English:



  • A tropical American tree that has blue trumpet-shaped flowers, fernlike leaves, and fragrant timber.

    Genus Jacaranda, family Bignoniaceae

    ‘The focal point of the park is the now defunct fountain, surrounded by conifers, oaks, planes, jacarandas, and tipiana trees dropping their yellow blossoms.’
    • ‘The Plaza, with its canopy of acacias, jacarandas and monkey-puzzles offers an oasis of calm from both the traffic noise and soaring heat of midday.’
    • ‘Many have abundant gardens, with brilliant red poppies, orange marigolds, blue flax, pink clematis and jacaranda, and large cypress and eucalyptus trees.’
    • ‘Some of the jacarandas and plane trees that used to line the streets of the suburb still exist in the grounds of the Technikon, together with a row of charming houses in Louise Street on the campus.’
    • ‘The lavender-blue clusters of the jacaranda are seen in the Zone 9 gardens here, but this tree is fully hardy in Zone 10.’



/ˌjakəˈrandə/ /ˌdʒækəˈrændə/


Mid 18th century from Portuguese, from Tupi-Guarani jakara'nda.