Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The typical genus of the family Bougainvillidæ. Same as Hippocrene, 2 .

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Examples

  • After arranging the pansies, bougainvillia, or a variety of petals, preparations are made for the trip to the market, where crowds are gathered around the fish stalls, looking, sniffing, poking, probing, and finally making a choice for the day's comida.

    Mexican Seafood: Pescados y Mariscos

  • After arranging the pansies, bougainvillia, or a variety of petals, preparations are made for the trip to the market, where crowds are gathered around the fish stalls, looking, sniffing, poking, probing, and finally making a choice for the day's comida.

    Mexican Seafood: Pescados y Mariscos

  • After arranging the pansies, bougainvillia, or a variety of petals, preparations are made for the trip to the market, where crowds are gathered around the fish stalls, looking, sniffing, poking, probing, and finally making a choice for the day's comida.

    Mexican Seafood: Pescados y Mariscos

  • The bougainvillia bush also slowed my fall while its thorns dug deep scratches into my hide.

    Walking, gawking, talking

  • We walked along the award winning arbour, covered in bougainvillia, but recently savagely trimmed.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • We walked along the award winning arbour, covered in bougainvillia, but recently savagely trimmed.

    The Dogpossum Tour

  • Colourful purple bougainvillia tumbles down well-kept walls, merely hinting at the beautiful gardens behind.

    Tequisquiapan, Queretaro, a delightful spa town

  • On subsequent visits, none of this changes - the visitor in agreeably surprised to discover that the bougainvillia still hugs the walls, that the town is at least as clean as the time before, a pleasant sensation in a country where litter and garbage seem to have invaded anywhere and everywhere.

    Tequisquiapan, Queretaro, a delightful spa town

  • Colourful purple bougainvillia tumbles down well-kept walls, merely hinting at the beautiful gardens behind.

    Tequisquiapan, Queretaro, a delightful spa town

  • On subsequent visits, none of this changes - the visitor in agreeably surprised to discover that the bougainvillia still hugs the walls, that the town is at least as clean as the time before, a pleasant sensation in a country where litter and garbage seem to have invaded anywhere and everywhere.

    Tequisquiapan, Queretaro, a delightful spa town

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