tecoma

noun te·coma \tə̇ˈkōmə\

Definition of tecoma

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of tropical American shrubs and trees (family Bignoniaceae) having large showy flowers with a 5-toothed calyx, a nearly regular corolla, and four perfect stamens

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Tecoma or the related genus Campsis; especially :  trumpet creeper

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Origin and Etymology of tecoma

New Latin, from Mexican Spanish tecomasuchil, from Nahuatl tecomaxochitl, from tecomatl clay pot + xochitl flower


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