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1. A South American and West Indian plant (Canna edulis) having large red flowers and edible tubers.
2. The tubers of this plant.

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Noun1.achira - canna grown especially for its edible rootstock from which arrowroot starch is obtainedachira - canna grown especially for its edible rootstock from which arrowroot starch is obtained
canna - any plant of the genus Canna having large sheathing leaves and clusters of large showy flowers
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The others are Kitura, Ihuura, Njatu, Achira, Njagi wa Ikutha alias Kubukubu, Baimungi, Mwariama, Kamami, Kamwamba, Mukura, Gateru, Simba, Kassam, Mutune, Kitura, Ihuura, Muhimu, Rui, Ruku, Gatamuki, Wanjota Kavote, Muchori, Kibeera and General Ndaya.
The Rookie Award went to Achira Bhattacharyya, Northwestern University in Qatar, Shreyensh Soni, Northumbria University in Qatar, and Nafeel Ahmad of DPS Modern Indian School.
ethlius es una especie catalogada como plaga en regiones tropicales (Young 1982) asociada a la planta ornamental "achira" (Canna edulis Ker Gawl).
Entre estos ultimos se encontraban el trabajo artesanal de la corteza de Lagenaria siceraria (mate) y la semilla de Canna edulis (achira), procedentes de las Yungas (aproximadamente 170 km desde los sitios); la hoja y peciolo de Acrocomia sp.
Menegalli, "Achira as a source of biodegradable materials: isolation and characterization of nanofibers," Carbohydrate Polymers, vol.
Dr Dhananjaya Dendukari, Achira Labs, Bangalore, presented a cost-effective approach of designing and producing microfluidic device in which silk yarn coated with different reagents is woven into a patch of fabric which can be used to perform simple capillary flow based tests.