canna

[kan-uh]
noun
  1. any of various tropical plants of the genus Canna, cultivated for their large, usually brightly colored leaves and showy flowers.

Origin of canna

1655–65; < New Latin, Latin: reed; see cane
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canna

noun
  1. any of various tropical plants constituting the genus Canna, having broad leaves and red or yellow showy flowers for which they are cultivated: family Cannaceae

Word Origin for canna

C17: from New Latin cane 1
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