Bougainvillea

Lesser bougainvillea (Bougainvillea glabra), bougainvillea flowers Large lush decorative bush with bright crimson flowers and green leaves

Bougainvillea spectabilis 

Synonyms:
Paper Flower
Bougainvillea (Wiktionary)

English

Wikispecies

Alternative forms

  • bougainvillaea

Etymology

Named after French admiral and explorer Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729-1811).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌbuː.ɡənˈvɪl.ɪ.ə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌbu.ɡənˈvɪl.jə/, /ˌboʊ.ɡənˈvɪl.jə/

Noun

bougainvillea (plural bougainvilleas)

  1. 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.

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