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trumpet vine

Origin of trumpet vine
1700-10, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • All around the trunk and up the trunk clambered the trumpet-vine.

    The Kentucky Warbler James Lane Allen
  • Then the scarlet bells of the trumpet-vine had hung above them.

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

    The Kentucky Warbler James Lane Allen
  • Life about the trumpet-vine was far more stirring and eventful.

    Upon The Tree-Tops Olive Thorne Miller
  • He made no reply: as the veteran observer of a day, he had somewhat outgrown the trumpet-vine arbour and the ruby-throat.

    The Kentucky Warbler James Lane Allen
  • Appetites waxed stronger, and the trumpet-vine had dropped its blossoms.

    Upon The Tree-Tops Olive Thorne Miller
  • She was in her trumpet-vine arbour, the roof of which was already sun-dried.

    The Kentucky Warbler James Lane Allen
  • The trumpet-vine, though as gigantic as Jacks beanstalk, proved it.

    Out of the Air Inez Haynes Irwin
  • Its latticed sides were covered thick with clematis and trumpet-vine.

    The Believing Years Edmund Lester Pearson
  • Some were white and starlike, but the greater number were the large scarlet cups of the trumpet-vine (bignonia).

    The Boy Hunters Captain Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for trumpet-vine

trumpet vine

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 ornamentals Also called trumpet climber, trumpet flower
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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