Date: Thu, 9 Nov 1995 16:55:12 -0800 From: Dan Moonhawk Alford 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. > > \tony >