A row of catalpa trees in full bloom.
any of a genus (Catalpa) of hardy American and Asiatic trees of the bignonia family, with large, heart-shaped leaves, showy clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers, and slender beanlike pods
Origin of catalpaModern Latin ; from Creek katálpa uncertain or unknown; perhaps ; from ka-, combining form of iká, head + tálpa, wing: uncertain or unknown; perhaps so called from the shape of the flowers
Any of various usually deciduous trees of the genus Catalpa of North America, the West Indies, and East Asia, especially C. bignonioides or C. speciosa of the United States, having large heart-shaped leaves, showy clusters of white flowers, and long slender pods.
Origin of catalpaCreek kata&lslash;pa : ka-, head + ta&lslash;pa, wing (from the shape of its flowers).