any chiefly tropical American climbing shrub of the genus Bignonia, cultivated for its showy, trumpet-shaped flowers.
any member of the plant family Bignoniaceae, characterized by trees, shrubs, and woody vines having opposite leaves, showy, bisexual, tubular flowers, and often large, gourdlike or capsular fruit with flat, winged seeds, and including the bignonia, catalpa, princess tree, and trumpet creeper.
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How to use bignonia in a sentence
bignonia will give satisfaction south of Chicago, in most localities.Amateur Gardencraft | Eben E. Rexford
The lapacho, of the bignonia species, rises to a height of 100 feet, and its wood is used for cabinet work.Argentina | W. A. Hirst
One 265 of the most exquisite of all is the seed of bignonia.The Romance of Plant Life | G. F. Scott Elliot
bignonia capreolata, with its strongly apheliotropic tendrils (which I had from Kew), is now interesting me greatly.More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II | Charles Darwin
Lovely gardens, full of purple bougainvillea, orange bignonia, and scarlet poinsettias.The Last Voyage | Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
British Dictionary definitions for bignonia
any tropical American bignoniaceous climbing shrub of the genus Bignonia (or Doxantha), cultivated for their trumpet-shaped yellow or reddish flowers: See also cross vine
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