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bou·gain·vil·le·a

also bou·gain·vil·lae·a  (bo͞o′gən-vĭl′ē-ə, -vĭl′yə, -vē′ə, bō′-)
n.
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.]
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bougainvillea

(ˌbuːɡənˈvɪlɪə) or

bougainvillaea

n
(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-)

n. -le•as.
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bougainvillea - any of several South American ornamental woody vines of the genus Bougainvillea having brilliant red or purple flower bractsbougainvillea - any of several South American ornamental woody vines of the genus Bougainvillea having brilliant red or purple flower bracts; widely grown in warm regions
Bougainvillaea, genus Bougainvillaea, genus Bougainvillea - ornamental tropical woody vines
Bougainvillea glabra, paper flower - Brazilian vine that tends to flower continuously
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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Translations
buganviliabuganvillacomomosípapelilloSanta Rita
bougainvilleaihmeköynnös
bugenvilija
bougainvillea
bougainvilleatrillingblomst
bugenwilla
bougainvillea
begonvil
бугенвілія

bougainvillea

[ˌbuːgənˈvɪlɪə] Nbuganvilla f
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bougainvillea

[ˌbuːgənˈvɪliə] book-binding > bougainvillaea (British) nbougainvillée f, bougainvillier m
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bougainvillea

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bougainvillea

bougainvillaea [ˌbuːgənˈvɪlɪə] nbuganvillea
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