- bougainville, louis antoine de,
Origin of bougainvillea
Examples from the Web for bougainvillea
And this time he paused, on the brink of a dark canyon of a lane, running back between walls hung with bougainvillea.The Fortieth Door|Mary Hastings Bradley
We did get a guide at last who knew where the bougainvillea house was, but it was too late then to go to it.The Ship Dwellers|Albert Bigelow Paine
These have given quite a new aspect to the vegetation, while bright colour is imparted by species of Bougainvillea and Poinsettia.
Wolf crossed the flags, and when he stopped by the bougainvillea his face was red.Kit Musgrave's Luck|Harold Bindloss
At the far end of the quadrangle is the salon, the walls of which are covered with bougainvillea of a deep violet colour.Recollections of a Busy Life|William B. Forwood
Word Origin for bougainvillea
type of woody vine, 1866, named for French navigator Louis Bougainville (1729-1811).