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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A large genus of American, mostly tropical, climbing shrubs, having compound leaves and showy somewhat tubular flowers. Bignonia capreolata is the cross vine of the Southern United States. The trumpet creeper (also called the trumpet vine), with large red tubular flowers, was formerly considered to be of this genus, but is now classified as Campsis radicans.
  • proper n. any member of the family Bignoniaceae, including the bignonia{1}, catalpa, trumpet creeper, and princess tree. They typically have brightly colored tubular (trumpet-shaped) flowers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of plants of many species, natural order Bignoniaceœ, natives of the warmer portions of the new world.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one species: cross vine

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