- From French bégonia, named after Michel Bégon (1638–1710), French governor of Saint-Domingue. (Wiktionary)
- New Latin Begonia, genus name, after Michel Bégon (1638-1710), French governor in the West Indies. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“They would stop to admire the begonia pots, take pictures of the walls that had been the scenes of the vengeful executions … brigades of workers had carefully erased the bullet marks.”
“Kristin: "don't forget to smell the rosies" - from a botanist's view, the flowers being smelt are of a begonia.”
“Cathy had brought over a large red begonia in bloom and some homemade cookies.”
“While sitting beneath those fragrant pink trumpets, Morris can gaze across the porch at this stunning 'Bonita Shea' begonia.”
“A celebrity among horticulturalists, he's even got a new kind of begonia named after him, Begonia blancii, after discovering it two years ago while trekking through a rainforest in the Philippines.”
“Nonetheless, when the opportunity arose to have tea at the Regency Hotel Tuesday afternoon with Marge Ternes, the reigning grand dame of Park Avenue's malls, I was hopeful the opportunity would arise to raise the begonia question.”
“A curve of lawn with a driveway, two-car garage, liriope and begonia planted on the sidewalks in summer, decorative purple cabbages and winter pansies from greenhouses in fall.”
“I'm not some shy begonia just off the yam truck; I'm more than happy to call a rake "a rake" and a hoe "a hoe" and play the game as directed.”
“Spain, 2003" is a small, begonia-like potted plant shot from overhead on a rough-textured surface further complicated by crisscrossing, but indeterminate, shadows.”
“While Diana was sleek and saintly (or so she had us believe) and a ruthless player of victim status, Fergie was like a municipal begonia, all cheap and obvious.”
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an immense, grandiloquent list that loads like a thousand years sentence in stone. new words are in the other lists.
My big word list.
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need to learn these words!!!!!!!!!!!
being things I remember from my mother's gardens, including flower, vegetable and shrubbery.
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