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Begonia  n.  (Bot.) 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.

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"Begonia" Quotes from Famous Books

... You should rap out some of our old sweet-innocent garden oaths with her—'Carnation! Dame!' That used to make her dance on her seat.—'But, dearest Dame, it is as natural an impulse for women to have that relief as for men; and natural will out, begonia! it will!' We ran through the book of Botany for devilish objurgations. I do believe our misconduct caused us to be handed to the good man at the altar as the right corrective. And you were the ...
— The Shaving of Shagpat • George Meredith

... describe this part of the trip. If the confusion of trees, vines, orchids, tree ferns, foliage plants, creepers, was bewildering, so was the impression produced. But we saw many examples of the most beautiful begonia in existence, in full blossom, gorgeous spheres of dark scarlet hanging above and around us. According to Mr. Worcester, all attempts to transplant it have failed. Its blossoms would be sometimes twenty and thirty feet in the air. Nothing could exceed the glory of ...
— The Head Hunters of Northern Luzon From Ifugao to Kalinga • Cornelis De Witt Willcox

Words linked to "Begonia" :   rex begonia, Begonia heracleifolia, tuberous begonia, flower, grape-leaf begonia, Begonia dregei, blooming-fool begonia, genus Begonia, Begonia erythrophylla, Christmas begonia, beefsteak geranium, Socotra begonia, Begonia feastii, star-leaf begonia, fibrous-rooted begonia, Begonia cheimantha, Begonia cocchinea, Begonia semperflorens, watermelon begonia, Begonia rex, rhizomatous begonia, beefsteak begonia, Begonia socotrana, maple-leaf begonia, king begonia, begonia family, star begonia, hybrid tuberous begonia, kidney begonia, painted-leaf begonia

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