begonia /bɪˈɡəʊnɪə/

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I. noun

a herbaceous plant of warm climates, the flowers of which have brightly coloured sepals but no petals. Numerous cultivars are grown for their flowers or striking foliage.

●Genus Begonia, family Begoniaceae.
– origin modern 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.

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