from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several tropical American trees or shrubs of the genus Jacaranda, having pinnately compound, opposite leaves and panicles of pale purple flowers with funnel-shaped corollas.
- n. The wood of this tree or a wood similar to it.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several trees, of the genus Jacaranda, from tropical South America, that have pale purple, funnel-shaped flowers
- n. The hard, dark wood of these trees
Portuguese jacarandá, from Tupi, having a hard core, hard branch.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Portuguese jacarandá, from Old Tupi yacaranda. (Wiktionary)