a tropical American evergreen vine (Bignonia capreolata) of the bignonia family that bears tendrils, compound leaves, and trumpet-shaped, yellow or reddish flowers
Origin of bignoniaafter the Abbé Bignon (1662-1743), librarian to Louis XV
designating a family (Bignoniaceae, order Scrophulariales) of dicotyledonous trees, shrubs, and woody vines
An evergreen woody vine (Bignonia capreolata) native to the southeast United States, having showy reddish orange trumpet-shaped flowers and stems that show a cross shape when cut in cross-section. Also called cross vine.
Origin of bignoniaNew Latin Bignonia, genus name, after Jean Paul Bignon, (1662–1743), French royal librarian.
From the genus name.
After Jean-Paul Bignon + -ia