• synonyms

trumpet flower

  1. any of various plants with pendent flowers shaped like a trumpet.
  2. trumpet creeper.
  3. trumpet honeysuckle.
  4. the flower of any of these plants.
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Origin of trumpet flower

An Americanism dating back to 1720–30
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Examples from the Web for trumpet flower

Historical Examples

  • 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

  • There are clumps of scrubby oak completely covered with scarlet honeysuckle and trumpet-flower.

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

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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