- 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
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Historical Examples of trumpet-tree
"There is another tree, called the trumpet-tree," continued their uncle.
In 1882 I captured several at flowers of the trumpet-tree (Brugmansia) in a garden near Auckland.New Zealand Moths and Butterflies
G. V. Hudson
They feed chiefly on the leaves of the trumpet-tree (Cecropia), resembling our horse-chestnut.The Andes and the Amazon