a tropical American tree, Cecropia peltata, of the mulberry family, having hollow, jointed stems and branches used in making certain wind instruments.

Origin of trumpet-tree

First recorded in 1750–60
Also called trum·pet·wood [truhm-pit-woo d] /ˈtrʌm pɪtˌwʊd/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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