noun Camp·sis \ˈkam(p)sə̇s\

Definition of Campsis

  1. :  a genus of deciduous woody vines (formerly included in Bignonia or Tecoma) climbing by aerial roots and having opposite odd-pinnate toothed leaves and large orange or scarlet flowers in showy clusters

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Origin and Etymology of campsis

New Latin, from Greek kampsis bending; from the curved stamens; akin to Greek kampē bend, turn — more at camp

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