begonia |biˈgōnyə; -nēə|
nouna herbaceous plant of warm climates, the bright flowers of which have brightly colored sepals but no petals. Numerouscultivated varieties of begonia are grown for their flowers or for their striking foliage. • Genus Begonia, family Begoniaceae.ORIGIN modern Latin, named after Michel Bégon (1638–1710), French amateur botanist who discovered the plant on the island of Santo Domingo and introduced it to Europe. hahahahahaha what a silly word!