Meaning of trumpet-tree

trum•pet-tree

Pronunciation: (trum'pit-trē"), [key]
— n.
  1. a tropical American tree, Cecropia peltata, of the mulberry family, having hollow, jointed stems and branches used in making certain wind instruments. Also called
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