canna

[ kan-uh ]
/ ˈkæn ə /

noun

any of various tropical plants of the genus Canna, cultivated for their large, usually brightly colored leaves and showy flowers.

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Origin of canna

1655–65; <New Latin, Latin: reed; see cane
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British Dictionary definitions for canna

canna
/ (ˈkænə) /

noun

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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