trumpet creeper
noun Date: circa 1818 trumpet vine

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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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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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