- any tropical plant belonging to the genus Begonia, including species cultivated for the handsome, succulent leaves and waxy flowers.
Origin of begonia
Examples from the Web for begonia
Historical Examples of begonia
I lost a number of Begonia slips by keeping the earth too wet.
So many advise if but one Begonia is kept to let it be a Rubra.
This specimen was 12 inches high when we placed it in the Begonia bed the 22nd, of May.
I had formerly supposed that a north window might suit a begonia.
Beside it should sit a begonia or two, and some flowering geraniums.
- any plant of the genus Begonia, of warm and tropical regions, widely cultivated for their ornamental leaves and waxy flowers: family Begoniaceae
Word Origin for begonia
1751, from French begonia (1706), named by Plumier for Michel Bégon (1638-1710), French governor of Santo Domingo (Haiti) and patron of botany.