trumpet creeper
Bignonia Big*no"ni*a, prop. n. [Named from the Abb['e] Bignon.] 1. (Bot.) A large genus of American, mostly tropical, climbing shrubs, having compound leaves and showy somewhat tubular flowers. {Bignonia capreolata} is the cross vine of the Southern United States. The trumpet creeper (also called the trumpet vine), with large red tubular flowers, was formerly considered to be of this genus, but is now classified as {Campsis radicans}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. any member of the family {Bignoniaceae}, including the {bignonia[1]}, {catalpa}, {trumpet creeper}, and {princess tree}. They typically have brightly colored tubular (trumpet-shaped) flowers. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Trumpet creeper — Trumpet Trump et, n. [F. trompette, dim. of trompe. See {Trump} a trumpet.] 1. (Mus.) A wind instrument of great antiquity, much used in war and military exercises, and of great value in the orchestra. In consists of a long metallic tube, curved… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trumpet creeper — ☆ trumpet creeper n. 1. a high climbing vine (Campsis radicans) of the bignonia family, native to the S U.S. and having red, trumpet shaped flowers 2. a similar Chinese vine (Campsis chinensis) of the bignonia family …   English World dictionary

  • trumpet creeper — any climbing plant belonging to the genus Campsis, of the bignonia family, esp. C. radicans, of the southern U.S., having elliptic leaves and large, red, trumpet shaped flowers. [1825 35, Amer.] * * * ▪ plant       either of two species of… …   Universalium

  • trumpet creeper — Bignoniaceous Big*no ni*a ceous, a. (Bot.) Of pertaining to, or resembling, the family of plants of which the {trumpet flower} (also called {trumpet creeper} and {trumpet vine}) is an example. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trumpet-creeper — plaukuotoji ląstūnė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bignonijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis nuodingas augalas (Campsis radicans), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Campsis radicans angl. trumpet creeper; trumpetvine šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • trumpet creeper — noun a North American woody vine having pinnate leaves and large red trumpet shaped flowers • Syn: ↑trumpet vine, ↑Campsis radicans • Hypernyms: ↑Bignoniaceae, ↑family Bignoniaceae …   Useful english dictionary

  • trumpet creeper — noun Date: circa 1818 trumpet vine …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • trumpet creeper — trum′pet creep er n. 1) pln a climbing vine, Campsis radicans, of the southern U.S., having large, red trumpet shaped flowers 2) pln a related Chinese vine C. chinensis[/ex] • Etymology: 1825–35, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • trumpet-creeper family — noun : bignoniaceae …   Useful english dictionary

  • chinese trumpet creeper — noun or chinese trumpet vine Usage: usually capitalized 1st C : a deciduous vine (Campsis grandiflora) having orange or scarlet flowers shorter and broader than those of the common trumpet creeper * * * a showy, woody vine, Campsis grandiflora,… …   Useful english dictionary

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