from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various tropical or subtropical plants of the genus Begonia, widely cultivated as ornamentals for their usually asymmetrical, brightly colored leaves.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any plant of the large genus of Begonia.
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)
From French bégonia, named after Michel Bégon (1638–1710), French governor of Saint-Domingue. (Wiktionary)