Definitions of begonia

  1. any of numerous plants of the genus Begonia grown for their attractive glossy asymmetrical leaves and colorful flowers in usually terminal cymes or racemes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A genus of plants, mostly of tropical America, many species of which are grown as ornamental plants. The leaves are curiously one-sided, and often exhibit brilliant colors. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A kind of plant cultivated for its ornamental leaves and showy flowers. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. A genus of plants from S. America and India, named after Begon, a French botanist. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. An interesting genus of plants common in our gardens. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. be-g[=o]n'ya, n. a genus of plants cultivated in our greenhouses for their pink flowers and their remarkable unequal-sided and often coloured leaves--'Elephant's Ears,' 'Angel's Wings.' [Named from the botanist Michel Begon, 1638-1710.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  7. The Begonia grandiflo'ra and B. tomento'sa have astringent roots, which are used in Peru in cases of hemorrhage, scurvy, low fevers, &c. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  8. Kinds of plant with coloured perianths but no petals. Concise Oxford Dictionary

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