petunia

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noun pe·tu·nia \pi-ˈtün-yə, -ˈtyün-\

Definition of petunia

  1. :  any of a genus (Petunia) of tropical South American herbs of the nightshade family with flowers having funnel-shaped corollas

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Origin and Etymology of petunia

New Latin, from obsolete French petun tobacco, from Tupi petí̵ma


First Known Use: 1825


PETUNIA Defined for English Language Learners

petunia

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noun pe·tu·nia \pi-ˈtün-yə, -ˈtyün-\

Definition of petunia for English Language Learners

  • : a plant that has colorful flowers which are shaped like funnels


PETUNIA Defined for Kids

petunia

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noun pe·tu·nia \pə-ˈtü-nyə, -ˈtyü-\

Definition of petunia for Students

  1. :  a plant grown for its brightly colored flowers that are shaped like funnels


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