any garden plant belonging to the genus Petunia, of the nightshade family, native to tropical America, having funnel-shaped flowers of various colors.
a deep, reddish purple.
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How to use petunia in a sentence
A better known member of the family is the petunia, very handsome, but little better than an annual.The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare | Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
There—just opposite—petunia bow in her bonnet—selling kittens.
His gaze wandered to Barbara, who, with petunia, was curled up in a big old-fashioned rocker.
petunia, perched in lopsided fashion on a heap of mill-sides was, apparently, superintending.
The major regarded petunia, who was seated upon the heap of mill- sides, in a most haphazard and dissipated attitude.
British Dictionary definitions for petunia
any solanaceous plant of the tropical American genus Petunia: cultivated for their white, pink, blue, or purple funnel-shaped flowers
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