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trumpet creeper

noun
1.
any climbing plant belonging to the genus Campsis, of the bignonia family, especially C. radicans, of the southern U.S., having elliptic leaves and large, red, trumpet-shaped flowers.
Origin of trumpet creeper
1825-1835
An Americanism dating back to 1825-35
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  • Everywhere about is the trumpet creeper, but not yet in bloom.

    Afloat on the Ohio

    Reuben Gold Thwaites
  • The trumpet creeper and English ivy climb by means of air roots.

    The First Book of Farming Charles L. Goodrich

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