from The Century Dictionary.

  • A family of monocotyledonous plants of the order Scitaminales, the canna family, containing the single genus Canna (which see).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun A natural family of plants coextensive with the genus Canna.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun coextensive with the genus Canna


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  • The text is devoted to roots and tubers, reflecting the importance which still exists in some Andean regions of the numerous members of the Cannaceae, Leguminosae, Cruciferae, Solanaceae, Basellaceae and other families which have edible roots or tubers.

    1. Lost crops of the incas.


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