trumpet vine


Definition of trumpet vine

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

Illustration of trumpet vine

Illustration of trumpet vine

Examples of trumpet vine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Along with new insect and fish species, staff at the Australian National Herbarium also named six new plant species, including two daises, two orchids, a lobelia and a trumpet vine. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, "‘Game of Thrones’ character inspires name for new species of bee fly," 13 Feb. 2019 Lush vegetable and flower gardens, trumpet vine, wisteria, and fig and walnut trees frame a perfectly manicured emerald-green lawn dotted with sculptures. Nancy Keates, WSJ, "A California Barn That’s Both Home and Art Sculpture," 22 Aug. 2018 With the aid of trellises, every wall has something growing up: Climbing roses, clematis, trumpet vine, honeysuckle and more. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Think Sacramento feels like Iowa? They'd agree | The Sacramento Bee," 21 Apr. 2018 In the dining room, a living trumpet vine grows right out of the cupboard. Celia Barbour, House Beautiful, "A Historical Pennsylvania Home Is Refined and Casual All at Once," 14 Mar. 2018 Leslie loves shades of green, so Kat included plenty of feather reed grass; laced the old fence with trumpet vines; and planted a big-leafed, spreading fatsia in the shade beneath the sequoia. Valerie Easton, The Seattle Times, "Landscapers are Kings of the hill on Queen Anne," 16 Aug. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'trumpet vine.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of trumpet vine

1709, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about trumpet vine

Statistics for trumpet vine

Last Updated

18 Jul 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for trumpet vine

The first known use of trumpet vine was in 1709

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on trumpet vine Encyclopedia article about trumpet vine

Comments on trumpet vine

What made you want to look up trumpet vine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


readily or continually undergoing change

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!