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begonia at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


Begonia at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1751, from Fr. (1706), named for Michel B?gon (1638-1710), Fr. governor of Haiti and patron of botany. ///

begonia at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1700-1800; Language: Modern Latin; Origin: , from Michel Begon (1638-1710), French governor of Santo Domingo, who discovered the plant]// a plant with yellow, pink, red, or white flowers//

begónia at Hungarian => English Of Explained:


begonia at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any of about 1,000 species (genus Begonia) of mostly succulent, tropical or subtropical plants, many with colorful flowers or leaves and used as pot plants indoors or as garden plants. Begonias come in a bewildering array of cultivated varieties. The wax begonia (B. semperflorens) is the most popular for use as a summer bedding plant; angelwing begonias are characterized by their tall stems; hairy begonias have feltlike leaves. Most begonias are tender and intolerant of dry conditions; they require protection from strong sunlight.

begonia at Afrikaans => English Of Explained:

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begonia at Dutch => English Of Explained:

begonia [bəɤ°onija]

begônia at Portuguese => English Of Explained:

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Begonia at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Wax \Wax\, n. [AS. weax; akin to OFries. wax, D. was, G. wachs,
OHG. wahs, Icel. & Sw. vax, Dan. vox, Lith. vaszkas, Russ.
1. A fatty, solid substance, produced by bees, and employed
by them in the construction of their comb; -- usually
called beeswax. It is first excreted, from a row of
pouches along their sides, in the form of scales, which,
being masticated and mixed with saliva, become whitened
and tenacious. Its natural color is pale or dull yellow.

Note: Beeswax consists essentially of cerotic acid
(constituting the more soluble part) and of myricyl
palmitate (constituting the less soluble part).

2. Hence, any substance resembling beeswax in consistency or
appearance. Specifically:
(a) (Physiol.) Cerumen, or earwax. See {Cerumen}.
(b) A waxlike composition used for uniting surfaces, for
excluding air, and for other purposes; as, sealing
wax, grafting wax, etching wax, etc.
(c) A waxlike composition used by shoemakers for rubbing
their thread.
(d) (Zo["o]l.) A substance similar to beeswax, secreted by
several species of scale insects, as the Chinese wax.
See {Wax insect}, below.
(e) (Bot.) A waxlike product secreted by certain plants.
See {Vegetable wax}, under {Vegetable}.
(f) (Min.) A substance, somewhat resembling wax, found in
connection with certain deposits of rock salt and
coal; -- called also mineral wax, and ozocerite.
(g) Thick sirup made by boiling down the sap of the sugar
maple, and then cooling. [Local U. S.]

{Japanese wax}, a waxlike substance made in Japan from the
berries of certain species of {Rhus}, esp. {R.

{Mineral wax}. (Min.) See {Wax}, 2
(f), above.

{Wax cloth}. See {Waxed cloth}, under {Waxed}.

{Wax end}. See {Waxed end}, under {Waxed}.

{Wax flower}, a flower made of, or resembling, wax.

{Wax insect} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of scale
insects belonging to the family {Coccid[ae]}, which
secrete from their bodies a waxlike substance, especially
the Chinese wax insect ({Coccus Sinensis}) from which a
large amount of the commercial Chinese wax is obtained.
Called also {pela}.

{Wax light}, a candle or taper of wax.

{Wax moth} (Zo["o]l.), a pyralid moth ({Galleria cereana})
whose larv[ae] feed upon honeycomb, and construct silken
galleries among the fragments. The moth has dusky gray
wings streaked with brown near the outer edge. The larva
is yellowish white with brownish dots. Called also {bee

{Wax myrtle}. (Bot.) See {Bayberry}.

{Wax painting}, a kind of painting practiced by the ancients,
under the name of encaustic. The pigments were ground with
wax, and diluted. After being applied, the wax was melted
with hot irons and the color thus fixed.

{Wax palm}. (Bot.)
(a) A species of palm ({Ceroxylon Andicola}) native of the
Andes, the stem of which is covered with a secretion,
consisting of two thirds resin and one third wax,
which, when melted with a third of fat, makes
excellent candles.
(b) A Brazilian tree ({Copernicia cerifera}) the young
leaves of which are covered with a useful waxy

{Wax paper}, paper prepared with a coating of white wax and
other ingredients.

{Wax plant} (Bot.), a name given to several plants, as:
(a) The Indian pipe (see under {Indian}).
(b) The {Hoya carnosa}, a climbing plant with polished,
fleshy leaves.
(c) Certain species of {Begonia} with similar foliage.

{Wax tree} (Bot.)
(a) A tree or shrub ({Ligustrum lucidum}) of China, on
which certain insects make a thick deposit of a
substance resembling white wax.
(b) A kind of sumac ({Rhus succedanea}) of Japan, the
berries of which yield a sort of wax.
(c) A rubiaceous tree ({El[ae]agia utilis}) of New
Grenada, called by the inhabitants ``arbol del cera.''

{Wax yellow}, a dull yellow, resembling the natural color of

Begonia \Be*go"ni*a\ (b[-e]*g[=o]"n[i^]*[.a]), n. [From Michel
Begon, a promoter of botany.] (Bot.)
A genus of plants, mostly of tropical America, many species
of which are grown as ornamental plants. The leaves are
curiously one-sided, and often exhibit brilliant colors.

begonia at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : any of numerous plants of the genus Begonia grown for their
attractive glossy asymmetrical leaves and colorful
flowers in usually terminal cymes or racemes

begonia at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Begonia|bégonia


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Category: Image - :Begonia_hiemalis.jpg|thumb|Begonia hiemalis


From Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » bégonia|lang=fr, named after Category: w - :Michel Bégon|Michel Bégon (1638–1710), French governor of Category: w - :Saint-Domingue|Saint-Domingue.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈbəɡəʊnɪiə/ Inter: X-SAMPA » /b@g@Uni:@/
  • Inter: rhymes » əʊniə


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Any plant of the large genus of Begonia.


    Inter: trans-top » plants of the genus Begonia
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|begonie|f, Inter: t- » cs|begónie|f
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|begonia|f
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|begonia
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|bégonia|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Begonie|f
  • Haitian Creole: Inter: tø » ht|begonya
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|begonia|f
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|begonia
  • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|begônia|f

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    • Quechua: Inter: t- » qu|achanqaray
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|begonie|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|бегония
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|begonia|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|begonia|c
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|begonya
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t+ » uk|бегонія
    • Upper Sorbian: Inter: t- » hsb|begonija
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|thu hải đường

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    * Inter: audio » Nl-begonia.ogg|Audio


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  • begonia

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  • begonia


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    Inter: pl-decl-noun-ia » begon

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  • begonia

  • Swedish


    Inter: sv-noun » g=c
  • begonia (flower)


    Inter: sv-noun-reg-or » begoni

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    Begonia at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » begonia


    Category: Image - :Begonia Orange Sherbet 2.jpg|thumb|Begonia flowers


    Named after Michael Begon (1683-1710) by botanist Carl von Linnaeus (1707-1778).Inter: R:Zande » rInter: R:Plants and their Name » s

    Proper noun

    Inter: head » mul|proper noun
    Inter: head » mul|proper noun
  • Inter: taxon » genus|family|Begoniaceae|the begonias

    See also

    * Inter: pedialit » e
    • Inter: specieslit » e


    Translation: fr » Begonia
    Translation: id » Begonia

  • bégonia at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Category: Image - :Begonia_semperflorens.jpg|thumb|bégonia


    * Inter: audio » Fr-bégonia.ogg|Audio


    Inter: fr-noun » m|sort=begonia
  • begonia (large genus of plants of the family Begoniaceae)


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  • Translation: de » bégonia
    Translation: el » bégonia
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    Translation: gl » bégonia
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    Translation: io » bégonia
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    begonią at English (WD) Of Explained:



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  • Inter: form of » Instrumental singular|begonia|lang=pl