from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various perennial tropical herbs of the genus Canna, having clusters of large showy flowers and including an edible variety.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any member of the genus Canna of tropical plants with large leaves and often showy flowers.
- v. Contraction of can not; cannot.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A measure of length in Italy, varying from six to seven feet. See cane, 4.
- n. A genus of tropical plants, with large leaves and often with showy flowers. The Indian shot (Canna Indica) is found in gardens of the northern United States.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of reed-like plants, natural order Marantaceœ, several species of which are known by the name of Indian shot, from their round, shining, hard, heavy seeds.
- n. The upright shaft or stem of any ornamental object or utensil, especially when of metal, as of a candlestick.
- n. Eccles., the pipe or tube by which the sacred wine was taken from the chalice. See calamus, 4.
- n. A linear measure in use in some parts of Italy.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of lepidopterous insects.
- n. A name of the eland, Oreas canna.
- n. Cotton-grass, a plant of the genus Eriophorum.
- n. Cannot.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any plant of the genus Canna having large sheathing leaves and clusters of large showy flowers
Latin canna, cane; see cane.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)