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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Begoniaceae — the begonias.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of plants, mostly of tropical America, many species of which are grown as ornamental plants. The leaves are curiously one-sided, and often exhibit brilliant colors.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A very large genus of polypetalous exogenous plants, the type of the natural order Begoniaceæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of numerous plants of the genus Begonia grown for their attractive glossy asymmetrical leaves and colorful flowers in usually terminal cymes or racemes

Etymologies

Named after Michael Begon (1683-1710) by botanist Carl von Linnaeus (1707-1778).[2] (Wiktionary)

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