Definition of petunia
: any of a genus (Petunia) of tropical South American herbs of the nightshade family with flowers having funnel-shaped corollas
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But that didn't stop hundreds of people from lining up to get their share of petunias, marigolds and other varieties to plant this season.
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Origin and Etymology of petunia
New Latin, from obsolete French petun tobacco, from Tupi petí̵ma
First Known Use: 1825See Words from the same year
PETUNIA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of petunia for English Language Learners
: a plant that has colorful flowers which are shaped like funnels
PETUNIA Defined for Kids
Definition of petunia for Students
: a plant grown for its brightly colored flowers that are shaped like funnels
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