bougainvillea[bo̵̅o̅′gən vil′ē ə, -vil′yə, -vē′yə]
Red bougainvillea flowers.
any of a genus (Bougainvillea) of woody tropical vines of the four-o'clock family, having inconspicuous flowers surrounded by large, showy purple or red bracts
Origin of bougainvilleaModern Latin after Louis Antoine de Bougainville
Any of several woody shrubs or vines of the genus Bougainvillea of Central and South America, having small flowers surrounded by large usually bright red or purple bracts.
Origin of bougainvilleaNew Latin Bougainvillea, genus name, after Louis Antoine de Bougainville.