trumpet flower

noun

1
: any of various plants (such as a trumpet vine or a datura) with trumpet-shaped flowers
2
: the flower of a trumpet flower

Examples of trumpet flower in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1731, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of trumpet flower was circa 1731

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“Trumpet flower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trumpet%20flower. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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