Simple Definition of bougainvillea
: a tropical plant that has usually red or purple flowers
Full Definition of bougainvillea
: any of a genus (Bougainvillaea) of the four-o'clock family of ornamental tropical American woody vines and shrubs with brilliant purple or red floral bracts
Variants of bougainvillea
Origin of bougainvillea
New Latin, from Louis Antoine de Bougainville
First Known Use: 1849
Rhymes with bougainvillea
barathea, camarilla, Caesarea, cascarilla, Cytherea, diarrhea, dulcinea, Eritrea, fantasia, Galatea, gonorrhea, hamartia, Hialeah, Idumaea, Ituraea, Kampuchea, latakia, Latakia, logorrhea, mythopoeia, Nicosia, panacea, Parousia, pizzeria, pyorrhea, ratafia, Santeria, seborrhea, sinfonia, Tanzania, trattoria
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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "bougainvillea"
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