bougainvillea

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bou·gain·vil·le·a (bo͞oɡənˈvilēə,ˌbōɡənˈvilēə)
noun
an ornamental climbing plant that is widely cultivated in the tropics that have insignificant flowers surrounded by brightly colored papery bracts that persist on the plant for a long time.
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