canna
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Latin, reed — more at cane Date: 1664 any of a genus (Canna of the family Cannaceae) of tropical herbs with simple stems, large leaves, and a terminal raceme of irregular flowers

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  • canna — canna …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Canna — (Canaigh) Ruine des Coroghan Castle (An Coroghon) am östlichen Ende von Canna Gewässer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • canna — [ kana ] n. m. • kanna 1816; mot lat. ♦ Balisier. « Au bord des massifs bouffis de cannas et de marguerites » (Céline). ⊗ HOM. Khanat. ● canna nom masculin (latin canna, roseau, du grec kanna) Nom générique des balisiers. ● canna (homonymes) nom… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Canna — can refer to:*The island of Canna, Scotland *The town of Canna, Western Australia *The historical site of Cannae, in Puglia, Italy *Canna, a commune in the province of Cosenza, in Calabria, Italy* Canna , a genus of flowering plants*A computer… …   Wikipedia

  • Canna — Canna, italienisches Längenmaß im ehemaligen Kirchenstaat; Canna architectonica 10 Palmen oder 2,23 m; Canna mercantilica = 8 Palmen oder 1,99 m …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • canna — [kan′ə] n. [ModL < L: see CANE] any of a genus (Canna) of the canna family of broad leaved tropical plants, often grown for ornament because of the striking foliage and brilliant flowers adj. designating a family (Cannaceae) of… …   English World dictionary

  • Canna — Can na, n. [L., a reed. See {Cane}.] (Bot.) A genus of tropical plants, with large leaves and often with showy flowers. The Indian shot ({Canna Indica}) is found in gardens of the northern United States. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Canna —    CANNA, an island of the Hebrides, forming part of the parish of Small Isles, in the district of Mull, county of Argyll; and containing 255 inhabitants. This island is about thirty miles distant from that of Eigg, and is computed to be four… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • Canna — Can na, n. [It.] A measure of length in Italy, varying from six to seven feet. See {Cane}, 4. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cannä — (a. Geogr.), Stadt in Apulien, unweit des Aufidus. Hier im zweiten Punischen Kriege am 2. Aug. 216 v. Chr. Niederlage der Römer unter M. Terentius Varro durch die Carthager unter Hannibal, s.u. Punische Kriege. Noch gräbt man auf dem… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Cannä — Cannä, Stadt im alten Apulien, am rechten Ufer des Aufidus (jetzt Ofanto) unweit von dessen Mündung in das Adriatische Meer; jetzt nur noch durch Trümmer nordöstlich vom heutigen Canosa di Puglia (s.d.) kenntlich. Berühmt wurde es durch die… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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