Bignonia



any chiefly tropical American climbing shrub of the genus Bignonia, cultivated for its showy, trumpet-shaped flowers.
any member of the plant family Bignoniaceae, characterized by trees, shrubs, and woody vines having opposite leaves, showy, bisexual, tubular flowers, and often large, gourdlike or capsular fruit with flat, winged seeds, and including the bignonia, catalpa, princess tree, and trumpet creeper.
Historical Examples

More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II Charles Darwin
In the Eastern Seas W.H.G. Kingston
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley
Amateur Gardencraft Eben E. Rexford
The Quadroon Mayne Reid
The Romance of Plant Life G. F. Scott Elliot
Argentina W. A. Hirst
Afloat on the Ohio Reuben Gold Thwaites
Three Elephant Power Andrew Barton ‘Banjo’ Paterson
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood

noun
any tropical American bignoniaceous climbing shrub of the genus Bignonia (or Doxantha), cultivated for their trumpet-shaped yellow or reddish flowers See also cross vine

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