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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.]
(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]
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
bougainvillea[ˌbuːgənˈvɪlɪə] N → buganvilla f
n → Bougainvillea f