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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Vining weeds such as Carolina snailseed, trumpet vine and poison ivy are the toughest to get rid of. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, 3 May 2021 There are bisque white oversize ceramic flowers by Lisa Conway, which resemble unfurling peonies or the calyx of a trumpet vine while also maintaining a feeling of abstraction. New York Times, 30 Apr. 2021 Flowering trumpet vines, which shade the roof, also help cool the coop. Lisa Boone,, 27 Sep. 2019 See More

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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 9 Dec. 2022.

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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