- 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.
Origin of bignonia
Examples from the Web for bignonia
Historical Examples of bignonia
The lacquer is drawn from its milky sap and mixed with the oil of the bignonia.In the Eastern Seas
Bignonia will give satisfaction south of Chicago, in most localities.Amateur Gardencraft
Eben E. Rexford
One 265 of the most exquisite of all is the seed of Bignonia.The Romance of Plant Life
G. F. Scott Elliot
It thrives mightily on these gravelled shores, and so do the bignonia vine, the poison ivy, and the Virginia creeper.Afloat on the Ohio
Reuben Gold Thwaites
In creepers, bignonia and lantana will hold their own under difficulties perhaps as well as any that can be found.Three Elephant Power
Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson
- any tropical American bignoniaceous climbing shrub of the genus Bignonia (or Doxantha), cultivated for their trumpet-shaped yellow or reddish flowersSee also cross vine