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bougainvillaea

Definitions

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  • noun (Bot.) A genus of plants of the order Nyctoginaceæ, from tropical South America, having the flowers surrounded by large bracts.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of bougainvillea.

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  • noun ornamental tropical woody vines

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Examples

  • On the right-hand side were small bungalows with tiled roofs and gardens in front, each one planted with bougainvillaea.

    The Empty Family

  • On the right-hand side were small bungalows with tiled roofs and gardens in front, each one planted with bougainvillaea.

    The Empty Family

  • With the artist as a guide, Henry also learned to savor the infinity of violets in the clouds above the luminous sea which was “butterfly blue,” according to La Farge, the purplish-rose of bougainvillaea blossoms, the brilliance of the lemons, and the “fiercely green” acacia.

    The Five of Hearts

  • With the artist as a guide, Henry also learned to savor the infinity of violets in the clouds above the luminous sea which was “butterfly blue,” according to La Farge, the purplish-rose of bougainvillaea blossoms, the brilliance of the lemons, and the “fiercely green” acacia.

    The Five of Hearts

  • The seven boys who beat him are in jail, but their benefactors, the two sarpanch brothers Niranjan Singh Sidhu and Jaswant Singh live barely half a kilometre away in a faux haveli, with bougainvillaea spilling out of their walls.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • Palm trees did not sway, nor did bougainvillaea flower in the botanically anonymous uninterrupted scrub.

    Sulfur Island

  • It had arches and balconies entwined with bougainvillaea, and wide patios with tubs of vivid red geraniums.

    At The Spaniard's Convenience

  • And there, behind the flowering bougainvillaea, was a sprawling villa: two storeys high, with white shutters, many of them hanging loose.

    Above Suspicion

  • And there, behind the flowering bougainvillaea, was a sprawling villa: two storeys high, with white shutters, many of them hanging loose.

    Above Suspicion

  • We were happy together, sitting on this balcony shaded by bougainvillaea visited by bees, but now it is the war; the war has returned, and Pelagia knits her brow and frowns.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

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