Camp·​sis | \ ˈkam(p)sə̇s \

Definition of Campsis

: 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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History and Etymology for Campsis

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

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“Campsis.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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