trumpet vine

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trumpet vine

trumpet vine

n
(Plants) either of two bignoniaceous vines, Campsis radicans of the eastern US or C. grandiflora of E Asia, with clumps of trumpet-shaped flowers: grown as ornamentals. Also called: trumpet climber or trumpet flower

trum′pet creep`er


n.
1. a climbing vine, Campsis radicans, of the southern U.S., having large, red trumpet-shaped flowers.
2. a related Chinese vine, C. chinensis.
[1825–35, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trumpet vine - a North American woody vine having pinnate leaves and large red trumpet-shaped flowerstrumpet vine - a North American woody vine having pinnate leaves and large red trumpet-shaped flowers
Bignoniaceae, family Bignoniaceae - trees or shrubs or woody vines or herbs having fruit resembling gourds or capsules; sometimes placed in the order Scrophulariales
2.trumpet vine - evergreen North American honeysuckle vine having coral-red or orange flowerstrumpet vine - evergreen North American honeysuckle vine having coral-red or orange flowers
honeysuckle - shrub or vine of the genus Lonicera
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