canna

noun
can·​na | \ ˈka-nə How to pronounce canna (audio) \

Definition of canna

: any of a genus (Canna of the family Cannaceae) of tropical herbs with simple stems, large leaves, and a terminal raceme of irregular flowers

Examples of canna in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Story Continued Below Plant summer blooming bulbs such as crocosmia, gingers, lilies, canna, pineapple lily (Eucomis), elephant ears, crinum, agapanthus and others. Dan Gill, nola.com, "Now’s the time to plant summer blooming bulbs," 20 Apr. 2019 His displays include dahlias, cannas, calla lilies, oriental lilies, day lilies, hydrangeas, climbing hydrangeas, rhododendrons, pink, white, purple, roses, peonies, rudbeckias, coneflowers, clematis, lupines and many others. courant.com, "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 15 June 2019 Kagia predicted that Illinois — one of the first states in the Midwest to offer recreational weed — will attract more out-of-state visitors and develop a canna-tourism industry. Robert Mccoppin, chicagotribune.com, "Coming soon to a party near you: marijuana users, and there's a wide variety of them," 7 June 2019 For large containers, dwarf cannas and dwarf dahlias also make satisfying additions. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018 For large containers, dwarf cannas and dwarf dahlias also make satisfying additions. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018 For large containers, dwarf cannas and dwarf dahlias also make satisfying additions. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018 For large containers, dwarf cannas and dwarf dahlias also make satisfying additions. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018 For large containers, dwarf cannas and dwarf dahlias also make satisfying additions. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'canna.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of canna

1664, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for canna

New Latin, genus name, from Latin, reed — more at cane

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about canna

Statistics for canna

Last Updated

5 Jul 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for canna

The first known use of canna was in 1664

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on canna

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with canna

Comments on canna

What made you want to look up canna? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to form ideas or theories about something

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!