Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Tecoma or of the allied genus Bignonia: so called with reference to the shape of the flowers. The best-known, perhaps, is T. radicans, the trumpet-creeper. T. grandiflora, the great trumpet-flower of China and Japan, is a less hardy and less high-climbing, but even more showy vine, having orange-scarlet bell-shaped flowers 3 inches broad, borne in clusters, each flower drooping. T. stans, the shrubby trumpet-flower, is a neat shrub 4 feet high with lemon-yellow flowers in large clusters, hardy only southward. Greenhouse species are T. Capensis of South Africa with curved orange flowers, and T. jasminoides of Australia with white flowers purple in the throat. Bignonia caprcolata of the southern United States, the cross-vine or quarter-vine (see both words), or tendriled trumpet-flower, has large reddish-yellow flowers borne singly, and is moderately hardy at the north. B. venusta from Brazil is a gorgeous greenhouse climber with scarlet flowers.
- n. One of various plants of other genera, as Solandra, Brunfelsia, Catalpa (West Indies), and Datura, especially D. suaveolens and other South American species, being trees with pendent blossoms.
“Very well, prepare for me roughed courses to type '0' stars lying inside this trumpet-flower locus of yours and not too far away.”
“Later in the season come the brilliant trumpet-flower, the passion-flower, and innumerable others.”
“He struck at it, ran after it and jumped on top of it but it always escaped him; for the puzzling thing was only the shadow cast by a bunch of trumpet-flower dangling high overhead.”
“Don't let me startle you, please!" he said, as he stepped from the shadow of the trumpet-flower bush that had hitherto concealed him.”
“I thought of the blind boy who fancied the sound of the trumpet must be scarlet, as I trained up the brilliant scarlet trumpet-flower which my sister had planted long ago.”
“Swinging from its great arms, the trumpet-flower and the grapevine”
“There are clumps of scrubby oak completely covered with scarlet honeysuckle and trumpet-flower.”
“Another curiosity is the _Celtis australis_ or _favaragio_, a tree that bears fruit of the size of a pea, with a stone kernel; a trumpet-flower of spotless white, belonging to the”
“An immense trumpet-flower overran this porch, whose antique massiveness harmonized with the building, for the straggling branches shot out in all directions, and its coarse blossoms, then in season, seemed to have drank up all the red paint as it vanished from the clapboards.”
“It was a wild gush of song, from the birds that had a habit of sleeping in the old trumpet-flower vine, and among the apple-trees back of the house.”
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