flamboyer

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French flamboyer (to be bright).

Noun[edit]

flamboyer (plural flamboyers)

  1. (botany, archaic) Any of various trees in the East and West Indies with brilliant blossoms, probably species of Caesalpinieae, especially of Delonix and Caesalpina, all of which were formerly in the obsolete genus Poinciana.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.



French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

flamber +‎ -oyer

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

flamboyer

  1. (intransitive) to blaze, flame

Conjugation[edit]

  • This verb is part of a large group of -er verbs that conjugate like noyer or ennuyer. These verbs always replace the ‘y’ with an ‘i’ before a silent ‘e’.

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