Named after French admiral and explorer Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729-1811).
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˌbuː.ɡənˈvɪl.ɪ.ə/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˌbu.ɡənˈvɪl.jə/, /ˌboʊ.ɡənˈvɪl.jə/
bougainvillea (plural bougainvilleas)
- Any of several South American flowering shrubs or lianas, of the genus Bougainvillea, having three showy, colorful bracts attached below each group of three inconspicuous flowers.