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