from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a plant of the genus Canna (Canna Indica). The hard black seeds are as large as swan shot. See Canna.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plant of the genus Canna, particularly C. Indica: so called from the hard shot-like seeds, of which there are several in the pod. See cut under Canna.

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

  • n. canna grown especially for its edible rootstock from which arrowroot starch is obtained


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