- any of various tropical trees belonging to the genus Jacaranda, of the catalpa family, having showy clusters of usually purplish flowers.
- any of various related or similar trees.
- the often fragrant, ornamental wood of any of these trees.
- any bignoniaceous tree of the tropical American genus Jacaranda, having fernlike leaves and pale purple flowers and widely cultivated in temperate areas of Australia
- the fragrant ornamental wood of any of these trees
- any of several related or similar trees or their wood
tropical American tree, 1753, from Portuguese jacarandá, from Tupi yacaranda.