Origin of begonia
Examples from the Web for begonia
Hertha looked straight at the begonia in the center of the table.The Shadow|Mary White Ovington
The wonderfully anomalous flowers of Begonia frigida, formerly described, though they appear fit for fructification, are sterile.
I lost a number of Begonia slips by keeping the earth too wet.The Mayflower, January, 1905|Various
The begonia leaf may be treated in various other ways and still give good results.The Practical Garden-Book|C. E. Hunn
The Begonia is a gross feeder, and to develop its fine qualities there must be a liberal employment of manure.
British Dictionary definitions for begonia
Word Origin for begonia
Word Origin and History 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.