Date: Thu, 9 Nov 1995 16:55:12 -0800
From: Dan Moonhawk Alford dalford[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]S1.CSUHAYWARD.EDU
Subject: Re: Bougainvilla
I must've read the original message wrongly. I thought the original
poster was asking what the word "meant" (i.e., in its original language
morphemes?) rather than what it was.
On Thu, 9 Nov 1995, Tony Vitale wrote:
This is from a friend who is a professional botanist:
Bougainvilla is a South American shrub in the Nyctaginaceae family (four
o'clock or Marvel-of-Peru). It was named after a French navigator :(De
Bougainville, 1729-1811). I found the info in Bailey's, The Standard
Cyclopedia of Horticulture vol. 1, MacMillan Co., NY 1927.