bougainvillea bougainvillea  /ˌbu ˌɡeɪn ˈvɪ li ə/


  • (n) any of several South American ornamental woody vines of the genus Bougainvillea having brilliant red or purple flower bracts; widely grown in warm regions


  1. There is a creamy stucco Palm Beach mansion, its red tile roof glinting fiercely in the sun and bougainvillea rioting, colorfully in the yard.
  2. If you've ever thought about visiting Cartagena, Colombia, with its 400-year-old plazas and bougainvillea-draped cobblestone Old Town, now's the time to do it.
  3. By now, he was in the cross hairs of an Israeli drone, which had spotted him creeping along a wall, under a bough of orange bougainvillea.


  • O.C. bug police out to squash mosquitoes

    SEAL BEACH – Little critters crawled in the water dribbling down the concrete Federal Storm Channel earlier this week. But the exterminator let them go. A cup of water pulled from among a clump of damp, purple bougainvillea petals revealed midge...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Yorba Linda Star

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  • "In her bathrobe," Shreve writes, "her hip resting on the sill, Margaret examined the untended garden. . . . How many months or years had it been since a gardener had weeded the walkways, thinned the bougainvillea, clipped the lilies? If she...
    on Oct 5, 2009 By: Anita Shreve Source: Los Angeles Times

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