Date: Tue, 7 Nov 1995 13:13:25 -0600 From: "Salikoko S. Mufwene" Subject: Re: bougainvillea It is a kind of tropical plant with interesting flowers. Often used in tropical cities along residential streets to embellish them. I remembered it from the French name "bougainviller" but was happily surprised to find it in my Randomhouse dictionary too, Sali. ********************************************************************** Salikoko S. Mufwene s-mufwene[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] University of Chicago 312-702-8531 Department of Linguistics FAX: 312-702-9861 1010 East 59th Street Chicago, IL 60637 **********************************************************************