a tropical American tree, Cecropia peltata, of the mulberry family, having hollow, jointed stems and branches used in making certain wind instruments.
- Also called trum·pet·wood [truhm-pit-wood]. /ˈtrʌm pɪtˌwʊd/.
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How to use trumpet-tree in a sentence
"There is another tree, called the trumpet-tree," continued their uncle.Harper's Young People, March 8, 1881 | Various
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 | James Orton
Then there are the curious cannon-ball tree, stately samans, the leopardwood tree, the trumpet tree and others equally attractive.Up the Orinoco and down the Magdalena | H. J. Mozans
This was the cecropia or trumpet tree, falsely appearing firm and solid stemmed, but quite dominant in the neglected tangle.Jungle Peace | William Beebe