rex begonia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rex begonia any of numerous usually rhizomatous hybrid begonias derived from an East Indian plant having rough-textured leaves patterned in silver and bronze and purple and red-brown with inconspicuous flowers
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Usage

In literature:

The begonia rex makes a beautiful parlor plant.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
Rex Begonias usually grow little during winter.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
My first Begonia was a Rex.
"Talks about Flowers." by M. D. Wellcome
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In news:

We generally think of begonias as bedding plants, but Rex begonias with their distinctive leaf forms, colors and textures are more suitable to containers and indoor culture.
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