begonia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Michel Bégon died 1710 French governor of Santo Domingo Date: 1751 any of a large genus (Begonia of the family Begoniaceae, the begonia family) of tropical or subtropical herbs and shrubs that have asymmetrical leaves and are widely cultivated as ornamentals

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  • Begonia — Bégonia Bégonias …   Wikipédia en Français

  • bégonia — [ begɔnja ] n. m. • 1706; de Bégon, nom d un intendant de Saint Domingue ♦ Plante d Amérique tropicale (bégoniacées), ornementale, cultivée pour ses fleurs. Bégonia tubéreux. Bégonia rose. Bégonia double, à fleurs doubles. ♢ Loc. fam. Charrier… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Begonia — ist: der wissenschaftliche Name der Pflanzengattung der Begonien ein im Jahr 1920 von Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth entdeckter Asteroid, siehe (943) Begonia Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demse …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • begonia — 1751, from Fr. begonia (1706), named by Plumier for Michel Bégon (1638 1710), French governor of Santo Domingo (Haiti) and patron of botany …   Etymology dictionary

  • begônia — s. f. [Botânica] Planta originária das regiões quentes, cultivada pela sua folhagem decorativa e pelas suas flores vivamente coloridas.   ♦ Grafia em Portugal: begónia …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • begónia — s. f. [Botânica] Planta originária das regiões quentes, cultivada pela sua folhagem decorativa e pelas suas flores vivamente coloridas.   ♦ Grafia no Brasil: begônia …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • begonia — sustantivo femenino 1. Género Begonia. Planta perenne, de grandes hojas en forma de corazón y flores pequeñas de colores vistosos que se utiliza como planta de adorno. 2. Flor de esta planta: Las begonias no me gustan tanto como a ti …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • begonia — (Del fr. bégonia). f. Planta perenne, originaria de América, de la familia de las Begoniáceas, de unos cuatro decímetros de altura, con tallos carnosos, hojas grandes, acorazonadas, dentadas, de color verde bronceado por encima, rojizas y con… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • begonia — [bi gōn′yə] adj. [ModL, after M. Bégon (1638 1710), Fr governor of Santo Domingo & a patron of science] designating a family (Begoniaceae, order Violales) of dicotyledonous tropical plants n. any of a genus (Begonia) of plants of this family,… …   English World dictionary

  • Begonia — Be*go ni*a (b[ e]*g[=o] n[i^]*[.a]), n. [From Michel Begon, a promoter of botany.] (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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Begonĭa — (B. L., Schiefblatt, wegen der rothen Adern der Blätter auch Lebensbaum genannt), Pflanzengattung, welche die Familie der Begoniaeêen (s.d.) bildet, zur Monocle Polyandrie L. Von Plumier nach Michael Begon, Intendanten auf S. Domingo benannt.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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