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ˈkæn əcan·na

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cannanoun

    any plant of the genus Canna having large sheathing leaves and clusters of large showy flowers


  1. cannanoun

    Any member of the genus Canna of tropical plants with large leaves and often showy flowers.

  2. cannaverb

    (Scotland, Jamaica) Contraction of can not; cannot.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cannanoun

    a measure of length in Italy, varying from six to seven feet. See Cane, 4

  2. Cannanoun

    a genus of tropical plants, with large leaves and often with showy flowers. The Indian shot (C. Indica) is found in gardens of the northern United States

  3. Etymology: [L., a reed. See Cane.]


  1. Canna

    Canna is a genus of nineteen species of flowering plants. The closest living relations to cannas are the other plant families of the order Zingiberales, that is the Zingiberaceae, Musaceae, Marantaceae, Heliconiaceae, Strelitziaceae, etc. Canna is the only genus in the family Cannaceae. Such a family has almost universally been recognized by taxonomists. The APG II system of 2003 also recognizes the family, and assigns it to the order Zingiberales in the clade commelinids, in the monocots. The species have large, attractive foliage and horticulturists have turned it into a large-flowered and bright garden plant. In addition, it is one of the world's richest starch sources, and is an agricultural plant. Although a plant of the tropics, most cultivars have been developed in temperate climates and are easy to grow in most countries of the world as long as they can enjoy at least 6–8 hours average sunlight during the summer, and are moved to a warm location for the winter. See the Canna cultivar gallery for photographs of Canna cultivars. The name Canna originates from the Celtic word for a cane or reed.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Canna

    kan′na, n. a genus of reed-like plants—Indian shot: the upright stem of a candlestick, &c.: the tube by which the wine was taken from the chalice. [L., a reed.]

  2. Canna

    kan′na, n. cotton-grass. [Gael. cánach.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of canna in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of canna in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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