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bou·gain·vil·le·aalso bou·gain·vil·lae·a (bo͞o′gən-vĭl′ē-ə, -vĭl′yə, -vē′ə, bō′-)
Any of several woody shrubs or vines of the genus Bougainvillea of Central and South America, having small flowers surrounded by large usually bright red or purple bracts.
[New Latin Bougainvillea, genus name, after Louis Antoine de Bougainville.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Plants) any tropical woody nyctaginaceous widely cultivated climbing plant of the genus Bougainvillea, having inconspicuous flowers surrounded by showy red or purple bracts
[C19: New Latin, named after Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729–1811), French navigator]
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bou•gain•vil•le•a(ˌbu gənˈvɪl i ə, -ˈvɪl yə, ˌboʊ-)
any of several South American shrubs or vines belonging to the genus Bougainvillea, of the four-o'clock family, having small flowers with showy, variously colored bracts.
[1789; < New Latin, after Latin. A. de Bougainville]
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|Noun||1.||bougainvillea - any of several South American ornamental woody vines of the genus Bougainvillea having brilliant red or purple flower bracts; widely grown in warm regions|
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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bougainvillea[ˌbuːgənˈvɪlɪə] N → buganvilla f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
bougainvillea[ˌbuːgənˈvɪliə] book-binding > bougainvillaea (British) n → bougainvillée f, bougainvillier m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Bougainvillea f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
bougainvilleabougainvillaea [ˌbuːgənˈvɪlɪə] n → buganvillea
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