Trumpet-flower

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Trumpet-flower the popular name of various plants which produce large trumpet-shaped flowers—as the genera Bignonia and Tecoma (Bignoniaceæ), and Solandra (Solonaceæ)
    • ***

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. trompette, dim. of trompe.

Usage

In literature:

There are some trumpet-flowers by the road there that I want.
"The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 1995, Memorial Issue" by Various
Put flowers everywhere, the things we grow in hothouses, geraniums like sun-shades and arums like trumpets.
"The Moon Endureth--Tales and Fancies" by John Buchan
I love the music these flower trumpets make to me.
"Her Father's Daughter" by Gene Stratton-Porter
Then the echo of the far-off trumpet drifted down the hillsides, and the sun rose, and the flower was melted away in light.
"The Blue Flower, and Others" by Henry van Dyke
Then had been bells and trumpets, flowers, banners, grandees drawing him among them, shouts and shouts of welcome!
"1492" by Mary Johnston
The highest and central piece was a deep trumpet-flower, whose mouth was cleft into eight petals.
"The Lands of the Saracen" by Bayard Taylor
Here are flowers shaped like horns and trumpets.
"Lord Dolphin" by Harriet A. Cheever
There are some trumpet-flowers by the road there that I want.
"The Conjure Woman" by Charles W. Chesnutt
Mariana, in rose crepe with a soft, dull gold girdle and long, trumpet-like sleeves of flowered gauze, smiled at him warmly.
"The Three Black Pennys" by Joseph Hergesheimer
Excellent steeds of the (pale red) hue of trumpet-flowers, looked exceedingly beautiful as they bore Virata.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
***

In poetry:

On Nature's floor of lovely green,
Bedecked with flowers of gold,
The purple sassafras as sheen,
Which trumpet vines enfold.
"My Sister Nell And I" by Joseph Horatio Chant
The scarlet trumpet flowers are gay
And yet they never seem to play,
They never trumpet up the dawn
Nor blow retreat across the lawn.
"Parade" by John Chipman Farrar
Gaudy phlox and flaunting rose,
Stiff and straight and on their toes,
And, blaring from the garden wall,
The trumpet flower led them all.
"Parade" by John Chipman Farrar
"What if the old cow blew her horn
Some peaceful evening hour,
And suddenly a blast replied
From every trumpet-flower,
While people's ears beat noisy drums
To 'Hail, the Conquering Hero Comes!'
"April" by Nancy Byrd Turner

In news:

It has large, gorgeous trumpet-shaped white flowers that open at night.
Trumpet flowers growing on West 82nd Street in an overgrown lot behind Ray's Pizza.
Trumpet Flowers covered in Ants.
Drummer Shelly Manne, one of the central figures of the postwar Los Angeles jazz flowering, recorded an unprecedented trio with trumpeter Shorty Rogers and tenor saxophonist Jimmy Giuffre.
Like all Angel's Trumpet, this flower is intoxicatingly fragrant at night and flowers continuously on and off from now until frost.
A new type of lily combines attributes of the trumpet lily and the Oriental Hybrid lily flower form.
Trumpet flowers growing on West 82nd Street in an overgrown lot behind Ray's Pizza.
Trumpet Flowers covered in Ants.
Trumpet vine is ultraeasy to grow and quickly covers walls, fences, or other structures with a curtain of green leaves and bright flowers.
It is also known as fairy trumpet or scarlet skyrocket or skunk flower or desert trumpet .
***