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trumpet honeysuckle

an American honeysuckle, Lonicera sempervirens, having spikes of large, tubular flowers, deep-red outside and yellow within.
Also called coral honeysuckle.
Origin of trumpet honeysuckle
An Americanism dating back to 1725-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Porch and verandah were covered with Virginia creeper, climbing roses and trumpet honeysuckle.

    Two Knapsacks

    John Campbell
  • The purple Clematis displaced an old climbing favorite, the trumpet honeysuckle, once seen by every door.

    Old-Time Gardens Alice Morse Earle
British Dictionary definitions for trumpet honeysuckle

trumpet honeysuckle

a North American honeysuckle shrub, Lonicera sempervirens, having orange, scarlet, or yellow trumpet-shaped flowers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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