trumpet flower

  1. any of various plants with pendent flowers shaped like a trumpet.

  1. the flower of any of these plants.

Origin of trumpet flower

An Americanism dating back to 1720–30

Words Nearby trumpet flower Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use trumpet flower in a sentence

  • Cornucopias of the trumpet-flower flared vividly, and here and there he caught a glimpse of a chinked log-cabin.

    The Code of the Mountains | Charles Neville Buck
  • Later in the season come the brilliant trumpet-flower, the passion-flower, and innumerable others.

  • A low portico, overgrown with woodbine and trumpet-flower, ran along the front.

    The Story Of Kennett | Bayard Taylor
  • The highest and central piece was a deep trumpet-flower, whose mouth was cleft into eight petals.

    The Lands of the Saracen | Bayard Taylor
  • The perfume of the great white trumpet-flower came to her in gusts of intensified, sickening, loathsome sweetness.

    The Dop Doctor | Clotilde Inez Mary Graves

British Dictionary definitions for trumpet flower

trumpet flower

  1. any of various plants having trumpet-shaped flowers

  2. the flower of any of these plants

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