Origin of petuniaModern Latin ; from French petun ; from Tupí, tobacco
- Any of various widely cultivated South American plants of the genus Petunia of the nightshade family, having funnel-shaped flowers in a variety of colors.
- A moderate to dark purple.
Origin of petuniaNew Latin Petunia, genus name, from obsolete French pétun, tobacco, from Portuguese petum, of Tupí-Guaraní origin.
- Of a dark purple colour, like that of some petunia flowers.