trumpet creeper

trumpet creeper

noun
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.

Origin:
1825–35, Americanism

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trumpet creeper

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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