from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An evergreen, tendril-bearing woody vine (Bignonia capreolata) native chiefly to the southeast United States and having showy red-orange, trumpet-shaped flowers. Also called cross vine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any member of the genus Bignonia of flowering plants in the catalpa family.
New Latin Bignonia, genus name, after Jean Paul Bignon (1662-1743), French royal librarian.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the genus name. (Wiktionary)