Origin of cannaModern Latin from L: see cane
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
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”).
- Bang and canna; Arab.
- The Inner Hebrides are much more scattered and principally include Skye, Small Isles (Canna, Sanday, Rum, Eigg and Muck), Coll, Tyree, Lismore, Mull, Ulva, Staffa, Iona, Kerrera, the Slate Islands (Seil, Easdale, Luing, Shuna, Torsay), Colonsay, Oronsay, Scarba, Jura, Islay and Gigha.
- Schwab, Das Schlachtfeld von Canna (Munich, 1898), and authorities under Punic Wars.
- In Canna, what are called petals are in reality metamorphosed stamens.
- Local weights and measures include the cantar, 175 lb; salm, one imperial quarter; cafiso, 42 gallons; canna, 6 ft.