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Bougainville US English

A volcanic island in the South Pacific Ocean, the largest of the Solomon Islands

Bougainville in Bougainville US English

A volcanic island in the South Pacific Ocean, the largest of the Solomon Islands

Bougainville in bougainvillea US English

An ornamental climbing plant that is widely cultivated in the tropics. The insignificant flowers are surrounded by brightly colored papery bracts that persist on the plant for a long time

Bougainville, Louis Antoine de US English

(1729–1811), French explorer. He led the first French circumnavigation of the globe 1766–69, visiting many of the islands of the South Pacific and compiling an invaluable scientific record of his findings