trumpet flower
noun Date: circa 1731 1. any of various plants (as a trumpet vine or a datura) with trumpet-shaped flowers 2. the flower of a trumpet flower

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  • Trumpet flower — 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 flower — 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 flower — 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 flower — n. 1. any of a number of plants with trumpet shaped flowers, as the trumpet creeper and the trumpet honeysuckle 2. the flower of any of these …   English World dictionary

  • trumpet flower — noun 1. woody flowering vine of southern United States; stems show a cross in transverse section • Syn: ↑cross vine, ↑quartervine, ↑quarter vine, ↑Bignonia capreolata • Hypernyms: ↑vine • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • trumpet flower — 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-flower — geltonoji tekoma statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bignonijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Tecoma stans), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Tecoma stans angl. yellow trumpet bush; yellow bells; yellow elder; …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • trumpet flower — 1. any of various plants with pendent flowers shaped like a trumpet. 2. See trumpet creeper. 3. See trumpet honeysuckle. 4. the flower of any of these plants. [1720 30, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • trumpet flower — /ˈtrʌmpət flaʊə/ (say trumpuht flowuh) noun 1. any of various plants with pendent flowers shaped like a trumpet. 2. → trumpet honeysuckle. 3. the flower of any of these plants …   Australian English dictionary

  • trumpet flower — trum′pet flow er n. 1) pln any of various plants with pendent flowers shaped like a trumpet 2) pln the flower of any of these plants • Etymology: 1720–30 …   From formal English to slang

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