tecoma

noun

te·​coma
tə̇ˈkōmə
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
plural -s : any plant of the genus Tecoma or the related genus Campsis
especially : trumpet creeper

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Tecoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tecoma. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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