Definition of begonia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɡəʊniə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡoʊniə//
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a plant with large shiny flowers that may be pink, red, yellow or white, grown indoors or in a garden Word Originmodern Latin, named after Michel Bégon (1638–1710), the French amateur botanist who discovered the plant on the island of Santo Domingo and introduced it to Europe.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: begonia