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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

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begonia

[bɪˈgəʊnɪə] nbegonia

begonia

(biˈgəuniə) noun
a tropical plant with pink flowers and often coloured leaves.