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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.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of trumpet creeper1

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35

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Example Sentences

These rootlets are very strong, as you will find if you try to pull, as I did once, a trumpet-creeper out of a grape-vine.

The coral-honeysuckle and a species of trumpet-creeper also grow here, and, in a little time, will be in full flower.

There was an old-fashioned trumpet-creeper outside the window.

In some parts of the country it is also called Trumpet Creeper.

Fig. 93 shows the two-lobed stigma of the trumpet-creeper or tecoma before the flower is ready for pollination.

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