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

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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 Gardeners needing summer color should check out the cannas available at local garden centers. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Cannas take to the summer sun," 5 July 2018 Bulb-type plants: Achimenes, African iris, bulbine, caladium, canna, crinum, crocosmia, day lily, eucharis lily, gladiolus, gloriosa lily, peacock ginger, society garlic, spiderwort, rain lily and walking iris. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "July in the garden," 30 June 2018 In a 2017 report, McVey found that only about 26% of canna-businesses are owned or founded by women. Judith Ohikuare, refinery29.com, "Can Black Women Do Good & Get Rich In Big Cannabis?," 22 June 2018

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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

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The first known use of canna was in 1664

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