- any of various tropical plants of the genus Canna, cultivated for their large, usually brightly colored leaves and showy flowers.
Origin of canna
Examples from the Web for canna
Historical Examples of canna
There's a knock that canna be mista'en, an' a' heard it last night.A Doctor of the Old School, Part 4
I canna but think ye're usin me as ye wudna like to be used yersel!'
Because, sae far as I see, she canna think that ye hae left a' for him.Salted With Fire
He canna dee again for ane 'at wudna turn til 'im i' this life!
And yet she is a bonny winsome maid, that I canna cast off.'Two Penniless Princesses
Charlotte M. Yonge
- 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