bignonia

noun
big·no·nia | \big-ˈnō-nē-ə \

Definition of bignonia 

: a woody evergreen vine (Bignonia capreolata of the family Bignoniaceae, the bignonia family) of the southern and central U.S. that has compound leaves and tubular flowers

First Known Use of bignonia

1785, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bignonia

New Latin, genus name, from J. P. Bignon †1743 French royal librarian

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