from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of bougainvillea.
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- n. Alternative spelling of bougainvillea.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of plants of the order Nyctoginaceæ, from tropical South America, having the flowers surrounded by large bracts.
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- n. ornamental tropical woody vines
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On the right-hand side were small bungalows with tiled roofs and gardens in front, each one planted with bougainvillaea.
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 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.
Palm trees did not sway, nor did bougainvillaea flower in the botanically anonymous uninterrupted scrub.
It had arches and balconies entwined with bougainvillaea, and wide patios with tubs of vivid red geraniums.
And there, behind the flowering bougainvillaea, was a sprawling villa: two storeys high, with white shutters, many of them hanging loose.
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.
There was a goat tied to the tree, washing hanging on a line from the tree to the house, a vivid bougainvillaea and a trailing vine, an old table upon which there lay a small heap of chopped onions.
Karachi's villas look like embassies, with guards, barbed wire, iron grilles, and beautiful bougainvillaea and jacaranda trees adorning stucco ramparts.
Nearing Mitch's house, we passed through Hoshaya, which resembles an upscale community in southern California, with bougainvillaea, security gates, and speed bumps on winding streets that are lined with identical houses with red-tile roofs and neat lawns.