Definition of Trumpet tree
1. Noun. Tropical American tree with large peltate leaves and hollow stems.
Group relationships: Cecropia, Genus Cecropia
Generic synonyms: Angiospermous Tree, Flowering Tree
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trumpet Tree
Literary usage of Trumpet tree
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1. Hortus Kewensis; Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1813)
"Trumpet-tree, or Snake-wood. . Nut. of Jamaica. Introd, 1778, by Thomas Clark, MD SALIX. Gen. pi. 1493. , MASC. ..."
2. Journeys Through Bookland: A New and Original Plan for Reading Applied to by Charles Herbert Sylvester (1922)
"I noticed three different species, all, as far as I know, confined to the trumpet tree, and all farming scale insects. As in the bull's-horn thorn, ..."
3. The Gallery of Marianne North's Paintings of Plants and Their Homes, Royal by William Botting Hemsley (1883)
"View of the Sugarloaf Mountain, from the Aqueduct Road, Rio Janeiro; a Sloth feeding on a trumpet tree (Cecropia peltata, L.) in the foreground. ..."
4. First Steps to Botany: Intended as Popular Illustrations of the Science by James Lawson Drummond (1826)
"The branches, when cleared of these partitions, are used as wind instruments, and hence the name "trumpet- tree." These trumpets are often heard many miles ..."