Definition of Genus Bougainvillea
1. Noun. Ornamental tropical woody vines.
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Allioniaceae, Family Allioniaceae, Family Nyctaginaceae, Four-o'clock Family, Nyctaginaceae
Member holonyms: Bougainvillea
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Bougainvillea
Literary usage of Genus Bougainvillea
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1. Journal of the Right Hon. Sir Joseph Banks by Joseph Banks, Joseph Dalton Hooker (1896)
"The genus Bougainvillea was so named by Commerson in honour of the navigator, who was the first Frenchman to circumnavigate the globe. ..."
2. The Gallery of Marianne North's Paintings of Plants and Their Homes, Royal by William Botting Hemsley (1883)
"There are three or four species or varieties of the genus "Bougainvillea, all of them endemic in Brazil, ..."
3. First book of Indian botany by Daniel Oliver (1869)
"One or two species of the South American genus Bougainvillea have large membranous, beautiful rose-coloured bracts, which render them favourite ornamental ..."