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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.
Origin of trumpet creeper
1825-35, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • These rootlets are very strong, as you will find if you try to pull, as I did once, a trumpet-creeper out of a grape-vine.

  • That's partly because of its cloaks and muffs and boas of trumpet-creeper and ivy.

    The Lightning Conductor Discovers America C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
  • The coral-honeysuckle and a species of trumpet-creeper also grow here, and, in a little time, will be in full flower.

    Palmetto-Leaves Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Fig. 93 shows the two-lobed stigma of the trumpet-creeper or tecoma before the flower is ready for pollination.

    The Nursery Book Liberty Hyde Bailey

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