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be·go·nia

 (bĭ-gōn′yə)
n.
Any of various tropical or subtropical plants of the genus Begonia, widely cultivated as ornamentals for showy brightly colored flowers.

[New Latin Begonia, genus name, after Michel Bégon (1638-1710), French governor in the West Indies.]

begonia

(bɪˈɡəʊnjə)
n
(Plants) any plant of the genus Begonia, of warm and tropical regions, widely cultivated for their ornamental leaves and waxy flowers: family Begoniaceae
[C18: New Latin, named after Michel Bégon (1638–1710), French patron of science]

be•go•nia

(bɪˈgoʊn yə, -ˈgoʊ ni ə)

n., pl. -nias.
any of numerous tropical plants of the genus Begonia, including species cultivated for their ornamental leaves and flowers.
[< New Latin (Linnaeus), after Michel Bégon (1638–1710), French patron of science; see -ia]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.begonia - any of numerous plants of the genus Begonia grown for their attractive glossy asymmetrical leaves and colorful flowers in usually terminal cymes or racemesbegonia - any of numerous plants of the genus Begonia grown for their attractive glossy asymmetrical leaves and colorful flowers in usually terminal cymes or racemes
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Begonia - large genus of tropical succulent plants widely cultivated
fibrous-rooted begonia - any of numerous begonias having fibrous rather than tuberous or rhizomatous roots
tuberous begonia - any of numerous begonias having large tuberous roots
rhizomatous begonia - any of numerous begonias having prominent shaggy creeping stems or rhizomes
Begonia cheimantha, blooming-fool begonia, Christmas begonia - hybrid winter-blooming begonia grown for its many large pink flowers
angel-wing begonia, Begonia cocchinea - South American fibrous-rooted begonias having prominent basal leaf lobes suggesting angels' wings and racemes of coral-red flowers
Begonia dregei, grape-leaf begonia, maple-leaf begonia - tuberous or semi-tuberous South African begonia having shallowly lobed ovate leaves and small white flowers
beefsteak begonia, Begonia erythrophylla, Begonia feastii, kidney begonia - rhizomatous begonia with roundish fleshy leaves reddish colored beneath
Begonia heracleifolia, star begonia, star-leaf begonia - rhizomatous begonia having leaves with pointed lobes suggestive of stars and pink flowers
beefsteak geranium, Begonia rex, king begonia, painted-leaf begonia, rex begonia - any of numerous usually rhizomatous hybrid begonias derived from an East Indian plant having rough-textured leaves patterned in silver and bronze and purple and red-brown with inconspicuous flowers
Begonia semperflorens, wax begonia - hybrid fibrous-rooted begonia having broad-ovate green to bronze-red leaves and small clusters of white or pink or red flowers; widely used as a bedding plant
Begonia socotrana, Socotra begonia - semi-tuberous begonia having peltate leaves and rose-pink flowers; Yemen
Translations
بيغونيا
begóniebegonie
begonie
begonia
begónia
skáblaî, begónía
begonija
begonija
begonia
begónia
begonior
begoniabegonya
бегонія
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begonia

[bɪˈgəʊnɪə] Nbegonia f

begonia

[bɪˈgəʊniə] nbégonia m

begonia

nBegonie f

begonia

[bɪˈgəʊnɪə] nbegonia

begonia

(biˈgəuniə) noun
a tropical plant with pink flowers and often coloured leaves.
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And how do you know that these fine begonias are not of equal importance?
There was a red begonia just the same color as one that is kept in a pot in the window of a certain villa in Streatham--but I am drifting into private reminiscence.
A new improved strain of cascading Begonias, they come with larger, double flowers and a more vigorous cascading habit.
Anemones are another and I've just planted begonias maybe upside down again.
Anemones are another and I've just planted begonias maybe upside It can be difficult sometimes to know Awhich side is up, especially with anemones which look like gnarly roots.
Iridescent blue leaves on some begonias aren't just for show--they help the plants harvest energy in low light.
Looking in more detail by using a technique known as electron microscopy, we found a striking difference between the 'blue' chloroplasts found in the begonias, also known as 'iridoplasts' due to their brilliant blue iridescent coloration, and those found in other plants.
But for rich and vibrant foliage, often with variegated leaves, coleus and begonias are beauties - although they are not the hardiest.
I also love my begonias as I spend a lot of time working with them in my greenhouse.
In fact I've hundreds of your photographs of begonias - massive yellow flowers edging out a neighbouring red one, competing for attention.
A FAVOURITE with gardeners, these tuberous begonias from the Non Stop series are renowned for their robust and vigorous nature.
Fibrous begonias can be lifted and potted for months, if not years, of continuous flowering.