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Definition of "canna" [can•na]

  • Any of various perennial tropical herbs of the genus Canna, having clusters of large showy flowers and including an edible variety. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "canna" in a sentence
  • "* The name canna comes from the Celtic word for "cane.""
  • "Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Ornamental plants, such as canna, have proven beneficial in removing nitrogen and phosphorus from stormwater runoff, scientists in Louisiana said."
  • "When I go back to the house to talk to him I'll ax him if tha 'canna' come an 'see him tomorrow mornin' -- an '. bring tha' creatures wi 'thee -- an' then -- in a bit, when there's more leaves out, an 'happen a bud or two, we'll get him to come out an' tha 'shall push him in his chair an' we'll bring him here an 'show him everything. ""