What does Petunia mean?

Definitions for Petunia
pɪˈtu nyə, -ni ə, -ˈtyu-Pe·tu·nia

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Petunia.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. petunia(noun)

    any of numerous tropical herbs having fluted funnel-shaped flowers

  2. genus Petunia, Petunia(noun)

    annual or perennial herbs or shrubs of tropical South America


  1. petunia(Noun)

    A genus of flowering plants of the genus Petunia; most garden varieties are hybrids.

  2. petunia(Adjective)

    Of a dark purple colour, like that of some petunia flowers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Petunia(noun)

    a genus of solanaceous herbs with funnelform or salver-shaped corollas. Two species are common in cultivation, Petunia violacera, with reddish purple flowers, and P. nyctaginiflora, with white flowers. There are also many hybrid forms with variegated corollas

    Etymology: [NL., fr. Braz. petun tobacco.]


  1. Petunia

    Petunia is genus of 35 species of flowering plants of South American origin, closely related to tobacco, cape gooseberries, tomatoes, deadly nightshades, potatoes and chili peppers; in the family Solanaceae. The popular flower of the same name derived its epithet from the French, which took the word petun, meaning "tobacco," from a Tupi–Guarani language. An annual, most of the varieties seen in gardens are hybrids.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Petunia

    pē-tū′ni-a, n. a Brazilian genus of ornamental plants of the nightshade family, with small undivided leaves and showy funnel-form flowers. [Amer. Ind. petun, tobacco.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Petunia

    A plant genus of the family SOLANACEAE. Members contain steroidal glycosides.

How to pronounce Petunia?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say Petunia in sign language?

  1. petunia


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Petunia in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Petunia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Images & Illustrations of Petunia

  1. PetuniaPetuniaPetuniaPetuniaPetunia

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for Petunia

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Petunia »


Find a translation for the Petunia definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these Petunia definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"Petunia." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 5 Jun 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Petunia>.

Are we missing a good definition for Petunia? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for Petunia:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.