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Meaning of "bougainvillea" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BOUGAINVILLEA

New Latin, named after Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729–1811), French navigator.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BOUGAINVILLEA

bougainvillea  [ˌbuːɡənˈvɪlɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BOUGAINVILLEA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Bougainvillea is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BOUGAINVILLEA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

bougainvillea

Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea is a genus of thorny ornamental vines, bushes, and trees with flower-like spring leaves near its flowers. Different authors accept between four and 18 species in the genus. They are native plants of South America from Brazil west to Perú and south to southern Argentina. Bougainvillea are also known as buganvilla, bugambilia, Napoleón, veranera, trinitaria, Santa Rita, bonggavilla or papelillo. The vine species grow anywhere from 1 to 12 m tall, scrambling over other plants with their spiky thorns. The thorns are tipped with a black, waxy substance. They are evergreen where rainfall occurs all year, or deciduous if there is a dry season. The leaves are alternate, simple ovate-acuminate, 4–13 cm long and 2–6 cm broad. The actual flower of the plant is small and generally white, but each cluster of three flowers is surrounded by three or six bracts with the bright colours associated with the plant, including pink, magenta, purple, red, orange, white, or yellow. Bougainvillea glabra is sometimes referred to as "paper flower" because the bracts are thin and papery.

Definition of bougainvillea in the English dictionary

The definition of bougainvillea in the dictionary is any tropical woody nyctaginaceous widely cultivated climbing plant of the genus Bougainvillea, having inconspicuous flowers surrounded by showy red or purple bracts.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BOUGAINVILLEA


Athalia
əˈθeɪlɪə
Australia
ɒˈstreɪlɪə
biophilia
ˌbaɪəʊˈfɪlɪə
cilia
ˈsɪlɪə
conciliar
kənˈsɪlɪə
familiar
fəˈmɪlɪə
galea
ˈɡeɪlɪə
genitalia
ˌdʒɛnɪˈteɪlɪə
ilia
ˈɪlɪə
incarvillea
ˌɪnkɑːˈvɪlɪə
memorabilia
ˌmɛmərəˈbɪlɪə
milia
ˈmɪlɪə
paedophilia
ˌpiːdəʊˈfɪlɪə
palea
ˈpeɪlɪə
paraphernalia
ˌpærəfəˈneɪlɪə
pedophilia
ˌpiːdəʊˈfɪlɪə
personalia
ˌpɜːsəˈneɪlɪə
realia
rɪˈeɪlɪə
regalia
rɪˈɡeɪlɪə
Westphalia
wɛstˈfeɪlɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BOUGAINVILLEA

bouderie
Boudicca
boudin
boudoir
boudoir grand
bouffant
bouffe
Bougainville
bouge
bouget
bough
boughless
boughpot
bought
boughten
bougie
bouillabaisse
bouilli

WORDS THAT END LIKE BOUGAINVILLEA

achillea
azalea
cochlea
deflea
Elea
flea
grevillea
Heraclea
lea
mausolea
olea
Penthesilea
pilea
plea
psoralea
quelea
sand flea
talea
trochlea
water flea

Synonyms and antonyms of bougainvillea in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «bougainvillea» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BOUGAINVILLEA

Find out the translation of bougainvillea to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
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Translator English - Chinese

九重葛
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

buganvillas
570 millions of speakers

English

bougainvillea
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बोगनविलिया
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الجهنمية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Бугенвиль
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

buganvílias
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কাগজফুলের গাছ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bougainvilliers
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bougainvillea
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bougainvillea
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ブーゲンビリア
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

부겐빌레아
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bougainvillea
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

hoa giấy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

போகெய்ன்வில்லே
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बोगनविले
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

begonvil
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

bouganville
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bugenwilli
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Бугенвіль
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Bougainvillea
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μπουκαμβίλιες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bougainvillea
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

bougainvillea
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bougainvillea
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of bougainvillea

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BOUGAINVILLEA»

The term «bougainvillea» is regularly used and occupies the 63.456 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BOUGAINVILLEA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about bougainvillea

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BOUGAINVILLEA»

Discover the use of bougainvillea in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to bougainvillea and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Bougainvillea House
Thrilling To The Psychological Core&What A Corker Of A Book!' Outlook Clarice Aranxa Has Come To Bougainvillea House To Die. But There Will Be No Peace Here, Nor Quiet Surrender, As Long-Forgotten Memories Are Brutally Revived.
Kalpana Swaminathan, 2006
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Beyond the Bougainvillea
There, embraced by the rough-and-ready people who built the great Ruck-a-chucky Dam on the American River, she begins to find her true mission in life and the possibility for love and happiness with an Army Corp engineer of Cherokee Indian ...
Dolores Durando
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On the Edge: Bougainvillea\Shelter Island\Capsized
In three novels of romantic suspense, artist Kit Delaney returns to Florida and a deadly legacy, Dr. Antonia Winters hides from a stalker on a lonely island, and DEA agent Kelly Sloan escapes murderous drug dealers to land near Galveston.
Heather Graham, Carla Neggers, Sharon Sala, 2011
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Floriculture in India
A most popular ornamental shrub, sometimes a climber, bougainvillea was first collected by Commerson, a French Botanist, from Rio-de-Janeiro, Brazil, and was named after the famous French navigator Louis Antoine de Bougainville.
Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay, 1986
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Modern Tropical Garden Design
"Made Wijaya guides readers through fantastically imagined and designed, stylistically diverse outdoor environments exploring various theories of Modernism and its current expressions."--Veranda
Made Wijaya, 2012
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Bougainvillea: Flowers Are God's Sign to Us That He Made the ...
The simpler things in life bring joy. A 3-day quest and 9 flower-laden fields; this is what Emily was called to. As Emily gains an appreciation for some of God's simple yet profound tapestries, her family would let nothing get in her way.
A. R. Johnson, 2012
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Floral Diagrams: An Aid to Understanding Flower Morphology ...
Flowers of Bougainvillea are typically arrangedinthree-flowereddichasia.Flowers are enclosedbylarge, often petaloid, bracts(involucre). Insome casesbractsmaybe confusedwithsepals, as inMirabilis where five fusedbractsenclose the flower ...
Louis P. Ronse De Craene, 2010
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Bougainvillea along the Bosporus: City of Love
City of Love Alex J. Owen. kilometers maybe fifteen minutes – traffic OK at this time of day.' JJ wondered why it would take so long to cover two kilometers ifthe traffic was OK, almost immediately finding out. They screeched toahalt as they ...
Alex J. Owen, 2013
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Brighten Up Your Life with Bougainvillea: A Friendly Guide ...
This book is designed not only for the specialist horticulturist but for the weekend occasional gardener as well.
Eric Simon, 2005
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Encyclopedia of Cultivated Plants: From Acacia to Zinnia [3 ...
Another frequently grown bougainvillea is Bougainvillea glabra Choisy. Like Bougainvillea × buttiana Holttum and Standley, Bougainvillea glabra Choisy has sharp spines and dull ovate leaves. The bracts of Bougainvillea glabra Choisy are ...
Christopher Cumo, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BOUGAINVILLEA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term bougainvillea is used in the context of the following news items.
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Villa No 174, Rio de Janeiro: Pure Rio, but with an touch of riad
On the next floor down, there are three rooms, all with a long, bougainvillea-draped balcony and hammocks. The style inside the suites is ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 7
Included with regular daily admission. 9:30 a.m., Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. $97, $92 for ages 3-9. (888) 800-5447. «Tampabay.com, Jul 15»
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Waning in/out boards
A name board greeted you as you passed through the gate and crossed the portico, garlanded with multi-coloured bougainvillea. Such a board ... «Deccan Herald, Jul 15»
4
Travel: Portuguese jewel of the Atlantic
The island is rich in exotic flowers originating from all over the world from orchids to bougainvillea, geraniums. azaleas, acacias and ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
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Summer loving: Three women's tales of holiday romances
I fantasised about moving to stunning Sorrento, to live out my days on a goat farm, surrounded by lemon trees and the bright pink bougainvillea ... «Belfast Telegraph, Jul 15»
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Quest2Glory gives young swimmer a helping hand
Marketing Manager of Bougainvillea Beach Resort Jamal Griffith (left) presenting Danielle Titus and her family with a coupon for a four-day stay ... «Nation News, Jul 15»
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DROUGHT: 91 freeway landscaping, irrigation plan criticized
The 91 freeway plans call for hundreds of thousands of containers of freeway daisies, ice plant, bougainvillea and trees. None of them are ... «Press-Enterprise, Jul 15»
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Neal: Fungus causes spots on rose bush leaves
Q: I have wintered two bougainvillea baskets the last few years, and they have been blooming wonders until this year. Did I too much or too little ... «Jackson Clarion Ledger, Jul 15»
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Eclectic Home of a Hollywood Swashbuckler
... by 65 hectares, or 160 acres, of semi-tropical forest: bougainvillea, numerous types of palm tree, cacti and imported tropical species. Located ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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3 Reasons That Keep Me Returning to Italy
Balconies bursting with red bougainvillea. But let's be real. Italy has its aspects of irritation as well. People will cut in front of you in line, drive ... «L'Italo Americano, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Bougainvillea [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/bougainvillea>. Aug 2019 ».
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