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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.
[Latin canna, cane; see cane.]
(Plants) any of various tropical plants constituting the genus Canna, having broad leaves and red or yellow showy flowers for which they are cultivated: family Cannaceae
[C17: from New Latin cane1]
n., pl. -nas.
any of various tropical plants of the genus Canna, of the canna family, cultivated for their large, brightly colored leaves and showy flowers.
[1655–65; < New Latin, Latin: reed; see cane]
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|Noun||1.||canna - any plant of the genus Canna having large sheathing leaves and clusters of large showy flowers|
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Canna - type and sole genus of the Cannaceae: perennial lily-like herbs of New World tropics