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trumpet creeper

any climbing plant belonging to the genus Campsis, of the bignonia family, especially C. radicans, of the southern U.S., having elliptic leaves and large, red, trumpet-shaped flowers.
1825-35, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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either of two species of ornamental vines of the genus Campsis (family Bignoniaceae, q.v.). Both are deciduous shrubs that climb by aerial rootlets.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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