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Definition of "begonia" [begonia]

  • Any of various tropical or subtropical plants of the genus Begonia, widely cultivated as ornamentals for their usually asymmetrical, brightly colored leaves. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "begonia" in a sentence
  • "They would stop to admire the begonia pots, take pictures of the walls that had been the scenes of the vengeful executions … brigades of workers had carefully erased the bullet marks."
  • "Kristin: "don't forget to smell the rosies" - from a botanist's view, the flowers being smelt are of a begonia."
  • "Cathy had brought over a large red begonia in bloom and some homemade cookies."