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]

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  • Catalpa — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda ? Catalpa flores y hoja de Catalpa speciosa Clasificación científica …   Wikipedia Español

  • Catalpa — Catalpa …   Wikipédia en Français

  • catalpa — [ katalpa ] n. m. • 1771; catappas 1751; mot angl., d une langue indienne de Caroline ♦ Arbre ornemental (bignoniacées), à feuilles cordiformes, à floraison en larges panicules blanches, originaire de Caroline. ● catalpa nom masculin (anglais… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • catalpa — (del ingl. «catalpa», de or. indoamericano; Catalpa bignonioides) f. Árbol bignoniáceo de adorno, originario de América del Norte. ⇒ *Planta. * * * catalpa. (Del ingl. catalpa, y este de una lengua india de Norteamérica). f. Árbol de adorno, de… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Catalpa — ist der wissenschaftliche Name der Trompetenbäume der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Catalpa (Alabama) Catalpa (Arkansas) Catalpa (Nebraska) Catalpa (Tennessee) Catalpa (Virginia) Diese Seite ist …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • catalpă — CATÁLPĂ, catalpe, s.f. Arbore decorativ, originar din America de Nord, înalt până la 15 m, cu frunze mari, ovale şi cu flori albe (Catalpa bignonioides). Din fr. catalpa. Trimis de valeriu, 03.03.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  catálpă s. f., g. d. art.… …   Dicționar Român

  • catalpa — CATÁLPA s. art. (bot.; Catalpa bignonioides) bignonia (art.). Trimis de siveco, 26.08.2008. Sursa: Sinonime  CATÁLPA s.f. Arbore cu frunze foarte mari şi cu flori dispuse în ciorchini, originar din America de Nord. [< fr., engl. catalpa <… …   Dicționar Român

  • Catalpa — Ca*tal pa, n. [From the language of the Indians of Carolina, where Catesby discovered this tree in the year 1726.] (Bot.) A genus of American and East Indian trees, of which the best known species are the {Catalpa bignonioides}, a large,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • catalpa — (Del ingl. catalpa, y este de una lengua india de Norteamérica). f. Árbol de adorno, de la familia de las Bignoniáceas, de unos diez metros de altura, con hojas en verticilo, grandes y acorazonadas, flores en hacecillos terminales, blancas, con… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • catalpa — ☆ catalpa [kə tal′pə ] n. [ModL < Creek katálpa ? < ka , combining form of iká, head + tálpa, wing: ? so called from the shape of the flowers] any of a genus (Catalpa) of hardy American and Asiatic trees of the bignonia family, with large,… …   English World dictionary

  • Catalpa — (C. Juss.), Pflanzengattung aus der Famille der Bignoniaceae Bignonieae Tecomeae, 2. Ordn. 14. Kl. L. Arten: C. syringaefolia Sims. (Trompetenbaum, Bignonia C. L.), Baum in der gemäßigten Zone Amerikas u. in Japan, in unseren botanischen Gärten u …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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