Definition of petunia in English:

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petunia

Pronunciation: /pɪˈtjuːnɪə/

noun

A South American plant of the nightshade family which has white, purple, or red funnel-shaped flowers, with many ornamental varieties.
  • Petunia × hybrida, family Solanaceae
Example sentences
  • Tried and true varieties include Gerbera daisy, pink and purple wave petunia, begonias, Calla lilies, fragrant heliotrope and stock.
  • White cyclamen, snapdragons, petunias and alyssum are cool-season annuals you can add now.
  • Geraniums, pansies, petunias, primroses and snapdragons could provide shades of red late fall through spring.

Origin

Modern Latin, from French petun, from Guarani petȳ 'tobacco' (to which these plants are related).

Words that rhyme with petunia

junior
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