begonia

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noun be·go·nia \bi-ˈgō-nyə\

Definition of begonia

  1. :  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 and Etymology of begonia

New Latin, from Michel Bégon †1710 French governor of Santo Domingo


First Known Use: 1751


BEGONIA Defined for English Language Learners

begonia

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noun be·go·nia \bi-ˈgō-nyə\

Definition of begonia for English Language Learners

  • : a tropical plant that has shiny leaves and bright flowers


BEGONIA Defined for Kids

begonia

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noun be·go·nia \bi-ˈgōn-yə\

Definition of begonia for Students

  1. :  a plant with a juicy stem, ornamental leaves, and bright waxy flowers



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