trumpet vine

noun

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

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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

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1709, in the meaning defined above

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