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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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Several species of begonia are popular as houseplants, not only for their decorative leaves and flowers, but also because they don't require direct sunlight while indoors.
I hate a plant because it is repulsively ugly, and that's the begonia.
I also have to have my begonia blooms perfect for Ayr Flower Show.
BRED for baskets and containers, this superb begonia mix gives a refreshing blend of citrus shades that screams of hot summer days.
Delicate Begonia tubers can be bought now or you might have some you brought indoors from last year.
Dragon Wing Red Begonia, a Harris Seeds favorite, outperformed other begonias in garden trials.
Big double flowers of Non-stop begonias make a great centrepiece and dwarf Begonia semperflorens will be in demand as a replacement for Busy Lizzies, now being discouraged because of susceptibility to Downy Mildew disease.