bougainvillea (bougainvillaea)

  • 1bougainvillea — noun any of several South American ornamental woody vines of the genus Bougainvillea having brilliant red or purple flower bracts; widely grown in warm regions • Hypernyms: ↑vine • Hyponyms: ↑paper flower, ↑Bougainvillea glabra • Member Holonyms …

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  • 2bougainvillaea — see BOUGAINVILLEA (Cf. bougainvillea) …

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  • 3bougainvillea — or bougainvillaea [bo͞o΄gən vil′ē ə, bo͞o΄gənvil′yə, bo͞o΄gənvē′yə] n. [ModL, after BOUGAINVILLE1 Louis Antoine de] any of a genus (Bougainvillea) of woody tropical vines of the four o clock family, having inconspicuous flowers surrounded by… …

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  • 4bougainvillea — (also bougainvillaea) ► NOUN ▪ an ornamental climbing plant widely cultivated in the tropics, with brightly coloured papery bracts surrounding the flowers. ORIGIN named after the French explorer L. A. de Bougainville (1729 1811) …

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  • 5bougainvillea — also bougainvillaea noun Etymology: New Latin, from Louis Antoine de Bougainville Date: 1849 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… …

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  • 6bougainvillea — [[t]bu͟ːgənvɪ̱liə[/t]] bougainvilleas N VAR Bougainvillea is a climbing plant that has thin, red or purple flowers and grows mainly in hot countries. (in BRIT, also use bougainvillaea) …

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  • 7bougainvillea — [ˌbu:g(ə)n vɪlɪə] (also bougainvillaea) noun an ornamental shrubby climbing plant widely cultivated in the tropics, with brightly coloured papery bracts surrounding the flowers. [Genus Bougainvillea.] Origin named after the French explorer L. A.… …

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  • 8bougainvillaea — noun see bougainvillea …

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  • 9bougainvillaea — bou·gain·vil·lae·a (bo͞o gən vĭlʹē ə, vĭlʹyə, vēʹə, bō ) n. Variant of bougainvillea. * * * …

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  • 10genus Bougainvillaea — noun ornamental tropical woody vines • Syn: ↑genus Bougainvillea, ↑Bougainvillaea • Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Nyctaginaceae, ↑family Nyctaginaceae, ↑ …

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  • 11genus Bougainvillea — noun ornamental tropical woody vines • Syn: ↑Bougainvillaea, ↑genus Bougainvillaea • Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Nyctaginaceae, ↑family Nyctaginaceae, ↑ …

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  • 12four-o'clock family — noun a family of flowering plants of the order Caryophyllales • Syn: ↑Nyctaginaceae, ↑family Nyctaginaceae, ↑Allioniaceae, ↑family Allioniaceae • Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot family • Member Holonyms: ↑ …

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  • 13Nyctaginaceae — noun a family of flowering plants of the order Caryophyllales • Syn: ↑family Nyctaginaceae, ↑Allioniaceae, ↑family Allioniaceae, ↑four o clock family • Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot family • Member Holonyms …

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  • 14Allioniaceae — noun a family of flowering plants of the order Caryophyllales • Syn: ↑Nyctaginaceae, ↑family Nyctaginaceae, ↑family Allioniaceae, ↑four o clock family • Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot family • Member Holonyms …

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  • 15caryophylloid dicot genus — noun genus of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers • Hypernyms: ↑dicot genus, ↑magnoliopsid genus • Hyponyms: ↑Agrostemma, ↑genus Agrostemma, ↑Arenaria, ↑genus Arenaria, ↑ …

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  • 16family Allioniaceae — noun a family of flowering plants of the order Caryophyllales • Syn: ↑Nyctaginaceae, ↑family Nyctaginaceae, ↑Allioniaceae, ↑four o clock family • Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot family • Member Holonyms: ↑ …

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  • 17family Nyctaginaceae — noun a family of flowering plants of the order Caryophyllales • Syn: ↑Nyctaginaceae, ↑Allioniaceae, ↑family Allioniaceae, ↑four o clock family • Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot family • Member Holonyms: ↑ …

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  • 18bou|gain|vil|lae|a — bou|gain|vil|le|a or bou|gain|vil|lae|a «BOO guhn VIHL ee uh», noun. any one of a genus of tropical American climbing shrubs. The decorative “blossoms” of bougainvillea consist of large, bright colored leaves (bracts) surrounding very small… …

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  • 19bou|gain|vil|le|a — or bou|gain|vil|lae|a «BOO guhn VIHL ee uh», noun. any one of a genus of tropical American climbing shrubs. The decorative “blossoms” of bougainvillea consist of large, bright colored leaves (bracts) surrounding very small flowers. Bougainvillea… …

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