Trumpet wood

trumpet-tree

[truhm-pit-tree]
noun
a tropical American tree, Cecropia peltata, of the mulberry family, having hollow, jointed stems and branches used in making certain wind instruments.
Also called trumpetwood [truhm-pit-wood] .


Origin:
1750–60

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