bougainvillaea

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bougainvillea or bougainvillaea (ˌbuːɡənˈvɪlɪə)
 
n
any tropical woody nyctaginaceous widely cultivated climbing plant of the genus Bougainvillea, having inconspicuous flowers surrounded by showy red or purple bracts
 
[C19: New Latin, named after Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729--1811), French navigator]
 
bougainvillaea or bougainvillaea
 
n
 
[C19: New Latin, named after Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729--1811), French navigator]

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