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 Dictionary entry overview: What does begonia mean? 

BEGONIA (noun)
  The noun BEGONIA has 1 sense:

1. any of numerous plants of the genus Begonia grown for their attractive glossy asymmetrical leaves and colorful flowers in usually terminal cymes or racemes

  Familiarity information: BEGONIA used as a noun is very rare.

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BEGONIA (noun)

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Any of numerous plants of the genus Begonia grown for their attractive glossy asymmetrical leaves and colorful flowers in usually terminal cymes or racemes

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Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("begonia" is a kind of...):

flower (a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "begonia"):

Begonia socotrana; Socotra begonia (semi-tuberous begonia having peltate leaves and rose-pink flowers; Yemen)

Begonia semperflorens; wax begonia (hybrid fibrous-rooted begonia having broad-ovate green to bronze-red leaves and small clusters of white or pink or red flowers; widely used as a bedding plant)

beefsteak geranium; Begonia rex; king begonia; painted-leaf begonia; rex begonia (any of numerous usually rhizomatous hybrid begonias derived from an East Indian plant having rough-textured leaves patterned in silver and bronze and purple and red-brown with inconspicuous flowers)

Begonia heracleifolia; star begonia; star-leaf begonia (rhizomatous begonia having leaves with pointed lobes suggestive of stars and pink flowers)

beefsteak begonia; Begonia erythrophylla; Begonia feastii; kidney begonia (rhizomatous begonia with roundish fleshy leaves reddish colored beneath)

Begonia dregei; grape-leaf begonia; maple-leaf begonia (tuberous or semi-tuberous South African begonia having shallowly lobed ovate leaves and small white flowers)

angel-wing begonia; Begonia cocchinea (South American fibrous-rooted begonias having prominent basal leaf lobes suggesting angels' wings and racemes of coral-red flowers)

Begonia cheimantha; blooming-fool begonia; Christmas begonia (hybrid winter-blooming begonia grown for its many large pink flowers)

rhizomatous begonia (any of numerous begonias having prominent shaggy creeping stems or rhizomes)

tuberous begonia (any of numerous begonias having large tuberous roots)

fibrous-rooted begonia (any of numerous begonias having fibrous rather than tuberous or rhizomatous roots)

Holonyms ("begonia" is a member of...):

genus Begonia (large genus of tropical succulent plants widely cultivated)

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