from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Tubular with one end dilated, as the flower of the trumpet creeper.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Formed like a trumpet; specifically, in zoöl and botany, tubular with one end dilated, like a trumpet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. shaped in the form of a trumpet
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But the trumpet-shaped flowers make a dramatic splash wherever they sprawl; if those flowers close during the day, it's often a sign that rain is on the way.
It's trumpet-shaped flower is beautiful but poisonous—be careful not to map in its shade as the poison can drop into your mouth!
A decorative vine with rose, purple or white trumpet-shaped flowers.
Her eye also gravitated toward a trumpet-shaped camel coat €1,000 by Philippe Venet, a 1960s couturier who made clothing for Jacqueline Kennedy.
Kurt Wilberding/The Wall Street Journal A trumpet-shaped, shoulderless dress with a light pink feathered pattern, part of Jason Wu's Fall/Winter 2010 collection.
The trumpet-shaped sleeves are trimmed in fur, the origin of which remains unknown until experts from the Museum of Natural History have spoken.
Available in hundreds of species, gentians typically have trumpet-shaped flowers of "such a piercing blue, it's almost painful," says Mr. Kelaidis, who grows more than a dozen types of gentians in Denver.
Hibiscus is the trumpet-shaped, tropical flower that puts the color in Red Zinger tea.
As the days grew longer and stretched into summer, the deep pink star-gazers and trumpet-shaped lilies of pure white would also spring forth from the loamy earth and leaf debris.
At a traffic light, a panoply of trumpet-shaped flowers perfumes the air.