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.