Entry from US English dictionary
Any of a number of tropical American trees, in particular.
- A tree grown in the Caribbean for its numerous trumpet-shaped flowers, which bloom when the tree is leafless (genus Tabebuia, family Bignoniaceae). A cecropia whose hollow branches are used to make wind instruments (Cecropia peltata, family Cecropiaceae)..
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Syllabification: trum·pet tree
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