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any of various tropical plants of the genus Canna, cultivated for their large, usually brightly colored leaves and showy flowers.
Historical Examples

The O’Donoghue Charles James Lever
The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham
Roughing it in the Bush Susanna Moodie
The Dop Doctor Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
The Entail John Galt
David Fleming’s Forgiveness Margaret Murray Robertson
The Jest Book Mark Lemon
David Fleming’s Forgiveness Margaret Murray Robertson
Into the Highways and Hedges F. F. Montrsor (Frances Frederica)
Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson

any of various tropical plants constituting the genus Canna, having broad leaves and red or yellow showy flowers for which they are cultivated: family Cannaceae


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