designating a family (Begoniaceae, order Violales) of dicotyledonous tropical plants
Origin of begoniaModern Latin after M. Bégon (1638-1710), French governor of Santo Domingo and amp; a patron of science
any of a genus (Begonia) of plants of this family, grown for their handsome, ornamental leaves or their clustered, showy flowers
Any of various tropical or subtropical plants of the genus Begonia, widely cultivated as ornamentals for showy brightly colored flowers.
Origin of begoniaNew Latin Begonia, genus name, after Michel Bégon, (1638–1710), French governor in the West Indies.
- Any plant of the large genus of Begonia.
Named after Michael Begon (1683-1710) by botanist Carl von Linnaeus (1707-1778).