petunia

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Etymology[edit]

From New Latin Petunia, from French petun ((obsolete) the tobacco plant), from Portuguese petum (tobacco), from Paraguayan Guaraní pety.[1]

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petunia (plural petunias)

  1. Any of the flowering plants of genus Petunia, of which most garden varieties are hybrids.
    • 2002, Larry Hodgson, Annuals for Every Purpose, page 57,
      Usually petunias are quite pest free, but aphids are occasional problems.
    • 2003, Norman Winter, Tough-As-Nails Flowers for the South, page 39,
      The small purple petunias are produced in profusion and without ceasing during the entire season.
    • 2013, Jan Riggenbach, Your Midwest Garden: An Owner's Manual, page 18,
      Closely related calibrachoas, often called miniature petunias, offer dainty petunia-like blossoms that are perfect for planting in pots.
      No matter what type of petunias you choose, they all prefer plenty of sun.
  2. A dark purple colour, like that of some petunia flowers.
    petunia colour:    

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petunia (not comparable)

  1. Of a dark purple colour, like that of some petunia flowers.

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  1. ^ petunia” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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Etymology[edit]

New Latin Petunia, from French petun (obsolete word for the tobacco plant), from Portuguese petum (tobacco), from Paraguayan Guaraní pety.

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petunia

  1. petunia

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Etymology[edit]

New Latin Petunia, from French petun (obsolete word for the tobacco plant), from Portuguese petum (tobacco), from Paraguayan Guaraní pety.

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petunia f (plural petunie)

  1. petunia (flower)

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