any of a genus (Canna) of the canna family of broad-leaved tropical plants, often grown for ornament because of the striking foliage and brilliant flowers
Origin of cannaModern Latin from L: see cane
designating a family (Cannaceae) of monocotyledonous plants (order Zingiberales)
Any of various perennial tropical herbs of the genus Canna, having clusters of large showy flowers and including an edible variety.
Origin of cannaLatin canna cane ; see cane .
From Latin canna (“reed”).