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bougainvillea

boohgaynvi lee uh

  • 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

  • There is a creamy stucco Palm Beach mansion, its red tile roof glinting fiercely in the sun and bougainvillea rioting, colorfully in the yard.
  • 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.
  • Tourists, expatriates, and weekenders who drive the 50 miles from Mexico City know it lovingly as the town of "eternal spring"; bougainvillea spills over its ancient walls and .
News & Articles

  • 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...
    June 21, 2013 - Yorba Linda Star
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  • Anita Shreve in Los Angeles Times
    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...

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