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Bougainvillea (n.)

type of tropical woody vine, 1849, named for French navigator Louis Bougainville (1729-1811).

updated on October 13, 2017

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Definitions of Bougainvillea from WordNet

bougainvillea (n.)
any of several South American ornamental woody vines of the genus Bougainvillea having brilliant red or purple flower bracts; widely grown in warm regions;
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