bougainvillea: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (b"gun-vil'ē-u, -vil'yu, bō"-), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several shrubs or vines of the genus Bougainvillea, native to South America, having small flowers with showy, variously colored bracts, and often cultivated in warm regions.
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