a leguminous tree, Samanea saman, native to Central America and widely planted in the tropics for ornament. It has red-and-yellow feathery flowers and pinnate leaves whose leaflets close at the approach of rain
[reyn-wosh, -wawsh] /ˈreɪnˌwɒʃ, -ˌwɔʃ/ noun 1. material eroded or swept away by .
[reyn-waw-ter, -wot-er] /ˈreɪnˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər/ noun 1. water fallen as rain. [reyn-waw-ter, -wot-er] /ˈreɪnˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər/ noun 1. (Leo) James, 1917–86, U.S. physicist: Nobel prize 1975. /ˈreɪnˌwɔːtə/ noun 1. water from rain (as distinguished from spring water, tap water, etc) n. Old English renwæter; see rain (n.) + water (n.1).
- Rainwater pipe
noun 1. (Brit) another name for downpipe
[reyn-wair] /ˈreɪnˌwɛər/ noun 1. waterproof or water-repellent clothing.