Definition of bignonia in English:

bignonia

noun

Botany
  • Any of numerous plants of the genus Bignonia or family Bignoniaceae, comprising mainly tropical and subtropical American trees, shrubs, and lianes; especially any of those popular in cultivation for their brightly coloured, trumpet-shaped flowers. Also (in form Bignonia): the genus itself.

Origin

Early 18th century. From post-classical Latin and scientific Latin Bignonia from the name of the Abbé Jean-Paul Bignon, librarian to Louis XIV + -ia.

Pronunciation

bignonia

/bɪɡˈnəʊnɪə/