canna

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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From Latin canna (reed).

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Noun[edit]

canna (plural cannas)

  1. Any member of the genus Canna of tropical plants with large leaves and often showy flowers.
    • 2000, JG Ballard, Super-Cannes, Fourth Estate 2011, p. 7:
      A palisade of Canary palms formed an honour guard along the verges, while beds of golden cannas flamed from the central reservation.
    • 2007 January 18, Anne Raver, “Is It Spring? Winter? What’s a Flower to Think?”, New York Times:
      Still, some of Mr. Cooper’s tender salvias are wintering over, and he plans to leave a few clumps of cannas in the ground next fall.

Etymology 2[edit]

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Verb[edit]

canna

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

Noun[edit]

canna (plural cannas)

  1. A measure of length in Italy, varying from six to seven feet.

French[edit]

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canna

  1. third-person singular past historic of canner

Italian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

canna f (plural canne)

  1. cane
  2. barrel (of a gun)
    canna cilidrica
  3. rod (fishing)
    canna da pesca
  4. tube, pipe (on a pump organ or a trachea)
    canne dell'organo
  5. chute
  6. (slang) joint

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Verb[edit]

canna

  1. third-person singular present indicative of cannare
  2. second-person singular imperative of cannare

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κάννα (kánna, reed).

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Noun[edit]

canna f (genitive cannae); first declension

  1. A reed, cane.
  2. (by extension) Anything made of reed or cane; reed-pipe, flute; gondola; windpipe.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative canna cannae
genitive cannae cannārum
dative cannae cannīs
accusative cannam cannās
ablative cannā cannīs
vocative canna cannae

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References[edit]

  • canna in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

canna f (plural cannas)

  1. obsolete spelling of cana