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trumpet-tree

[ truhm-pit-tree ]
/ ˈtrʌm pɪtˌtri /
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noun
a tropical American tree, Cecropia peltata, of the mulberry family, having hollow, jointed stems and branches used in making certain wind instruments.
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Also called trum·pet·wood [truhm-pit-wood]. /ˈtrʌm pɪtˌwʊd/.

Origin of trumpet-tree

First recorded in1750–60
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