bougainvillea


bougainvillea
bougainvillea 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 large, showy purple or red bracts

English World dictionary. . 2014.