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maple-leaf begonia

Definition:

a tuberous or semi-tuberous South African begonia having shallowly lobed ovate leaves and small white flowers

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

maple-leaf begonias

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Begonia dregei [species] | grape-leaf begonia | mapleleaf begonia | B. dregei [abbreviation, species]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Begonia

a genus of perennial flowering plants. The genus contains about 1,400 different plant species. The Begonias are native to moist subtropical and tropical climates. Some species are commonly grown indoors as ornamental houseplants in cooler climates. In ... (37 of 1421 words, 10 images)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

begonia [plant] | Begonia [genus]

any of about 1,000 species of mostly rather succulent plants in the family Begoniaceae, many with colourful flowers or leaves and used as pot plants ... (25 of 365 words, 3 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/58614​/begonia

New World Dictionary:

begonia | Begonia [genus, sense-specific]

designating a family (Begoniaceae, order Violales) of dicotyledonous tropical plants | any of a genus of plants of this family, grown for their ... (22 of 50 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/begonia

Wiktionary:

Begonia

Begonia Begonia | A taxonomic genus within the family Begoniaceae -- the begonias. (11 of 13 words, 2 definitions, 1 image)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

begonia

Any of various tropical or subtropical plants of the genus "Begonia", widely cultivated as ornamentals for their usually asymmetrical, brightly ... (20 of 46 words, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/begonia

Collins Dictionary:

begonia

any plant of the genus "Begonia", of warm and tropical regions, widely cultivated for their ornamental leaves and waxy flowers: family "Begoniaceae" (22 of 387 words, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/begonia

Columbia Encyclopedia:

begonia

any plant of the large genus "Begonia" and common name for the family Begoniaceae, mostly succulent perennial herbs of the American tropics cultivated ... (23 of 90 words, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

begonia

a herbaceous plant of warm climates, the flowers of which have brightly coloured sepals but no petals. Numerous cultivars are grown for their flowers ... (24 of 79 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/begonia

Merriam-Webster:

begonia

any of a large genus (Begonia of the family Begoniaceae, the begonia family) of tropical or subtropical herbs and shrubs that have asymmetrical leaves ... (24 of 63 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/begonia

Macmillan British Dictionary:

begonia [countable] | begonias [plural]

a plant grown for its bright red, pink, yellow, or white flowers and coloured leaves (15 of 40 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/begonia

Random House Dictionary:

begonia

any tropical plant belonging to the genus "Begonia", including species cultivated for the handsome, succulent leaves and waxy flowers. (19 of 25 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/begonia

Cambridge Dictionary:

begonia

a garden plant with brightly coloured flowers (7 of 12 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/begonia

Encarta Dictionary:

begonia | begonias [plural] | Begonia [genus]

a widely grown houseplant and garden plant with ragged-edged leaves. Flowers: round or drooping, brightly colored. Genus Begonia. (18 of 44 words, pronunciation)

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