Canna definition

kănə
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Any member of the genus Canna of tropical plants with large leaves and often showy flowers.
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(Scotland, Jamaica) Contraction of can not; cannot.
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A measure of length in Italy, varying from six to seven feet.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Cannaceae — the canna lilies.
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Any of various perennial tropical herbs of the genus Canna, having clusters of large showy flowers and including an edible variety.
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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.
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Designating a family (Cannaceae) of monocotyledonous plants (order Zingiberales)
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
canna
Plural:
cannas

Origin of canna

  • Latin canna cane cane

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin canna (“reed”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Wiktionary