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