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