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Angel's trumpet   /ˈeɪndʒəlz trˈəmpət/   Listen
Angel's trumpet

noun
1.
South American plant cultivated for its very large nocturnally fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers.  Synonyms: Brugmansia suaveolens, Datura suaveolens.
2.
A South American plant that is cultivated for its large fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers.  Synonyms: Brugmansia arborea, Datura arborea, maikoa.



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"Angel's trumpet" Quotes from Famous Books



... preacher's knife had probed deeply into his disclosed conscience and he felt now that his soul was festering in sin. Yes, the preacher was right. God's turn had come. Like a beast in its lair his soul had lain down in its own filth but the blasts of the angel's trumpet had driven him forth from the darkness of sin into the light. The words of doom cried by the angel shattered in an instant his presumptuous peace. The wind of the last day blew through his mind, his sins, the jewel-eyed harlots of his imagination, fled before ...
— A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man • James Joyce

... That harsh word death, which we now use, was seldom or never heard among the early Christians when talking of their departed brethren. Death to them was nothing else but a sleep until the great day of resurrection, when all would rise up again at the sound of the angel's trumpet; and this bright idea animated their minds and enlivened all their hopes when conversing with their absent friends in prayer. So, too, with the place of interment; it was not called by that hard name that distinguishes it ...
— Purgatory • Mary Anne Madden Sadlier



Words linked to "Angel's trumpet" :   genus Brugmansia, Brugmansia, bush, shrub



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