petunia[pə to̵̅o̅n′yə, -tyo̵̅o̅n′-; -ē ə]
petunia definition by Webster's New World
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any of a genus (Petunia) of plants of the nightshade family, with funnel-shaped flowers of various colors and patterns, esp. a common garden annual (P. hybrida)
Origin: Modern Latin ; from French petun ; from Tupí, tobacco
petunia definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Any of various widely cultivated South American plants of the genus Petunia, having alternate, entire leaves and funnel-shaped flowers in colors from white to purple.
- A moderate to dark purple.
Origin: New Latin Petunia, genus name, from obsolete French pétun, tobacco, from Portuguese petum, of Tupi-Guarani origin.