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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Jacaranda \Jac`a*ran"da\, n. [Braz.; cf. Sp. & Pg. jacaranda.] (Bot.) (a) The native Brazilian name for certain leguminous trees, which produce the beautiful woods called king wood, tiger wood, and violet wood. (b) A genus of bignoniaceous Brazilian trees with showy trumpet-shaped flowers. [1913 Webster]