Meaning of “begonia” in the English Dictionary

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"begonia" in British English

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begonianoun [ C ]

uk /bɪˈɡəʊ.ni.ə/ us /bəˈɡoʊ.ni.ə/

Examples from literature

  • A good one for a shady window is the one called the 'beefsteak' begonia. 
  • Begonias need more attention with reference to an even temperature during this stage than at any other period. 
  • Flowers, a variety of wild begonia, I think, were planted around some of the buildings. 
  • Next to the geranium, begonias are probably the most popular for house culture of the entire plant list. 
  • The foliage of rex begonias should be cleansed with a piece of dry or only slightly moist cotton. 

(Definition of “begonia” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"begonia" in American English

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begonianoun [ C ]

us /bɪˈɡoʊn·jə/

(Definition of “begonia” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)