Definition of petunia in English:

petunia

Line breaks: pe¦tu|nia
Pronunciation: /pɪˈtjuːnɪə
 
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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
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  • 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).

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