Origin of trumpet vine
An Americanism dating back to 1700–10
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Examples from the Web for trumpet vine
All around the trunk and up the trunk clambered the trumpet-vine.
She did not know that it was the ruby-throat, seeking the trumpet-vine where Audubon painted him.
She was in her trumpet-vine arbour, the roof of which was already sun-dried.
Its latticed sides were covered thick with clematis and trumpet-vine.The Believing Years
Edmund Lester Pearson
Then the scarlet bells of the trumpet-vine had hung above them.Shadows of Flames
- 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 ornamentalsAlso called: trumpet climber, trumpet flower
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