Definition of Bignonia

1. Noun. One species: cross vine.




Definition of Bignonia

1. n. A large genus of American, mostly tropical, climbing shrubs, having compound leaves and showy somewhat tubular flowers. B. capreolata is the cross vine of the Southern United States. The trumpet creeper was formerly considered to be of this genus.

Definition of Bignonia

1. Noun. Any member of the genus ''Bignonia'' of flowering plants in the catalpa family. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bignonia

1. a climbing plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bignonia

1. A large genus of American, mostly tropical, climbing shrubs, having compound leaves and showy somewhat tubular flowers. B. Capreolata is the cross vine of the Southern United States. The trumpet creeper was formerly considered to be of this genus. Origin: Named from the Abbe Bignon. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bignonia

bightsome
bigitalin
biglandular
bigleaf
bigleaf magnolia
bigleague
bigly
biglycan
bigmouth
bigmouthed
bigmouths
bignay
bignays
bigness
bignesses
bignonia (current term)
bignoniaceous
bignoniad
bignonias
bignose
bignum
bignums
bigoli
bigon
bigons
bigorexia
bigorexic
bigorexics
bigos
bigoses

Literary usage of Bignonia

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1. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1871)
"bignonia, Specie». Than-day. BORM. A lisht, loose grained wood of British Bur- mah, not much used. Breaking weight 125 Ibs. A cubic foot weighs Ibs. 33 to ..."

2. Flora of the Southern United States: Containing an Abridged Description of by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1897)
"bignonia. Valve« of the capsule parallel with the partition. ... bignonia, Tourn. CROSS-VINE. Calyx rap-shaped, truncate or slightly 5-toothed. ..."

3. New and Rare Beautiful-leaved Plants by Shirley Hibberd (1870)
"... Natural WE have in this bignonia (if it be a bignonia, a question not to be settled until the ..."

4. New and rare beautiful-leaved plants by Shirley Hibberd, James Shirley Hibberd (1870)
"K. WE have in this bignonia (if it be a bignonia, a question not to be settled until the plant has flowered) a good example of the wealth of the central ..."

5. The Trees of America: Native and Foreign, Pictorially and Botanically by Daniel Jay Browne (1846)
"The word Catalpa \з supposed lo be corrupted from an Indian name of a tree belonging to this genus ; and bignonia was so called by ..."

6. Gray's New Manual of Botany: A Handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of by Asa ( Gray, Merritt Lyndon Fernald, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson (1908)
"bignonia. Pod flattened parallel with the partition. Leaves compound, tendril-bearing. 1. ... bignonia [Tourn.] L. Calyx truncate, or slightly 5-toothed. ..."

7. Sylva Florifera: The Shrubbery Historically and Botanically Treated: with by Henry Phillips (1823)
"THIS beautiful family of shrubs and climbing plants, which the discovery of a new world exhibited to us without a name, were by Tournefort called bignonia, ..."

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