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

 

bougainvillea

 noun
(also bougainvillaea) noun
BrE BrE//ˌbuːɡənˈvɪliə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbuːɡənˈvɪliə//
 
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a tropical climbing plant with red, purple, white or pink flowers See related entries: Plants Word Originnamed after Louis de Bougainville, a French explorer.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bougainvillea