Trumpetwood
Trumpetwood Trump"et*wood`, n. (Bot.) A tropical American tree ({Cecropia peltata}) of the Breadfruit family, having hollow stems, which are used for wind instruments; -- called also {snakewood}, and {trumpet tree}. [1913 Webster]

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  • trumpetwood — noun tropical American tree with large peltate leaves and hollow stems • Syn: ↑trumpet wood, ↑trumpet tree, ↑snake wood, ↑imbauba, ↑Cecropia peltata • Hypernyms: ↑angiospermous tree, ↑flowering tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cecropia peltata — Trumpetwood Trump et*wood , n. (Bot.) A tropical American tree ({Cecropia peltata}) of the Breadfruit family, having hollow stems, which are used for wind instruments; called also {snakewood}, and {trumpet tree}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snakewood — Trumpetwood Trump et*wood , n. (Bot.) A tropical American tree ({Cecropia peltata}) of the Breadfruit family, having hollow stems, which are used for wind instruments; called also {snakewood}, and {trumpet tree}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trumpet tree — Trumpetwood Trump et*wood , n. (Bot.) A tropical American tree ({Cecropia peltata}) of the Breadfruit family, having hollow stems, which are used for wind instruments; called also {snakewood}, and {trumpet tree}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ear trumpet — 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

  • Ecklonia buccinalis — 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

  • Lonicera sempervirens — 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

  • Ophioxylon serpentinum — Snakewood Snake wood , n. (Bot.) (a) An East Indian climbing plant ({Strychnos colubrina}) having a bitter taste, and supposed to be a remedy for the bite of the hooded serpent. (b) An East Indian climbing shrub ({Ophioxylon serpentinum}) which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plumieria rubra — Snakewood Snake wood , n. (Bot.) (a) An East Indian climbing plant ({Strychnos colubrina}) having a bitter taste, and supposed to be a remedy for the bite of the hooded serpent. (b) An East Indian climbing shrub ({Ophioxylon serpentinum}) which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sea trumpet — 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

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