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begonia

noun be·go·nia \bi-ˈgō-nyə\

: a tropical plant that has shiny leaves and bright flowers

Full Definition of BEGONIA

:  any of a large genus (Begonia of the family Begoniaceae, the begonia family) of tropical or subtropical herbs and shrubs that have asymmetrical leaves and are widely cultivated as ornamentals

Origin of BEGONIA

New Latin, from Michel Bégon †1710 French governor of Santo Domingo
First Known Use: 1751

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