Petunia meaning

pĭ-to͝onyə, -tyo͝on-
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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.
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A moderate to dark purple.
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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)
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Any of the flowering plants of genus Petunia, of which most garden varieties are hybrids.
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A dark purple colour, like that of some petunia flowers.

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Of a dark purple colour, like that of some petunia flowers.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Solanaceae "” the petunias, native to South America.
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Origin of petunia

  • New Latin Petunia genus name from obsolete French pétun tobacco from Portuguese petum of Tupí-Guaraní origin

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

  • From New Latin Petunia, from French pétun (“(obsolete) the tobacco plant"), from Portuguese petum (“tobacco"), from Paraguayan Guaraní pety.

    From Wiktionary

  • From New Latin Petunia, from French petun (“(obsolete) the tobacco plant"), from Portuguese petum (“tobacco"), from Paraguayan Guaraní pety.

    From Wiktionary