trumpet vine


: a North American woody vine (Campsis radicans) of the bignonia family having pinnate leaves and large typically red trumpet-shaped flowers

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Examples of trumpet vine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plant a variety of native flowers such as salvia, penstemon, trumpet vine and honeysuckle. The Arizona Republic, 10 Apr. 2024 However, trumpet vine is a very vigorous growing plant and must be kept in check. Marissa Wu, Southern Living, 12 Mar. 2024 Some of the best plants for attracting and feeding hummingbirds are bee balm, salvia, coralbells, columbine, cardinal flower, coral honeysuckle, trumpet vine, and Indian pink. Rita Pelczar, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Apr. 2023 In last Saturday’s column, the question dealt with removing trumpet vine. oregonlive, 21 Aug. 2022 Some of these plants include pentas, firespike, zinnias, blackberry lily, salvia, trumpet vine and red cannas. Tom MacCubbin, Orlando Sentinel, 30 Apr. 2022 Someone planted a trumpet vine along a bridge and, nearby, a patch of garlic. James Rainey, Los Angeles Times, 16 Mar. 2022 Wreaths made from pine cones and other seed pods come to mind — try augmenting with sweetgum balls, beech nut husks, acorns, and split halves of trumpet vine pods. Miri Talabac,, 28 Oct. 2021 Our neighbor’s trumpet vine has made its way into our yard. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, 1 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1709, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of trumpet vine was in 1709

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“Trumpet vine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

trumpet vine

: a North American woody vine with feathery leaves and large usually red trumpet-shaped flowers

called also trumpet creeper

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