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trumpet vine

noun
  1. trumpet creeper.
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Origin of trumpet vine

An Americanism dating back to 1700–10
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Examples from the Web for trumpet vine

Historical Examples

  • All around the trunk and up the trunk clambered the trumpet-vine.

    The Kentucky Warbler

    James Lane Allen

  • She did not know that it was the ruby-throat, seeking the trumpet-vine where Audubon painted him.

    The Kentucky Warbler

    James Lane Allen

  • She was in her trumpet-vine arbour, the roof of which was already sun-dried.

    The Kentucky Warbler

    James Lane Allen

  • Its latticed sides were covered thick with clematis and trumpet-vine.

    The Believing Years

    Edmund Lester Pearson

  • Then the scarlet bells of the trumpet-vine had hung above them.

    Shadows of Flames

    Amelie Rives


British Dictionary definitions for trumpet vine

trumpet vine

noun
  1. either of two bignoniaceous vines, Campsis radicans of the eastern US or C. grandiflora of E Asia, with clumps of trumpet-shaped flowers: grown as ornamentalsAlso called: trumpet climber, trumpet flower
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