What does bougainvillea mean?

bougainvillea meaning in Etymology Dictionary

sort of woody vine, 1866, named for French navigator Louis Bougainville (1729-1811).

bougainvillea meaning in General Dictionary

any one of a few Southern American ornamental woody vines of this genus Bougainvillea having brilliant purple or purple flower bracts; commonly cultivated in warm areas

bougainvillea - German to English

bougainvilla [spv.]

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Sentence Examples with the word bougainvillea

These have given quite a new aspect to the vegetation, while bright colour is imparted by species of Bougainvillea and Poinsettia.

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