genus Petunia

noun
annual or perennial herbs or shrubs of tropical South America
Syn: ↑Petunia
Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Solanaceae, ↑family Solanaceae, ↑potato family
Member Meronyms: ↑petunia

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  • petunia — [pə to͞on′yə, pətyo͞on′yə; pə to͞on′ē ə, pə tyo͞on′ē ə] n. [ModL < Fr petun < Tupí, tobacco] any of a genus (Petunia) of plants of the nightshade family, with funnel shaped flowers of various colors and patterns, esp. a common garden annual …   English World dictionary

  • Petunia — Taxobox name = Petunia image width = 240px image caption = Petunia x hybrida flower regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Solanales familia = Solanaceae genus = Petunia genus authority = Juss. subdivision ranks …   Wikipedia

  • petunia — /pi ooh nyeuh, nee euh, tyooh /, n. 1. any garden plant belonging to the genus Petunia, of the nightshade family, native to tropical America, having funnel shaped flowers of various colors. 2. a deep, reddish purple. [1815 25; < NL < obs. F petun …   Universalium

  • petunia — 1. noun /pəˈtunjə/ a) A genus of flowering plants of the genus Petunia; most garden varieties are hybrids. b) A dark purple colour, like that of some petunia flowers. 2. adjective /pəˈtunjə/ Of a dark purple colour, like that of some petunia… …   Wiktionary

  • Petunia — ID 61806 Symbol Key PETUN Common Name petunia Family Solanaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Petunia axillaris — ID 61809 Symbol Key PEAX Common Name large white petunia Family Solanaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Petunia integrifolia — ID 61811 Symbol Key PEIN5 Common Name violetflower petunia Family Solanaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, CA, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MA, ME, MO, NH, NJ, PR, RI,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • petunia — noun Etymology: New Latin, from obsolete French petun tobacco, from Tupi petɨma Date: 1825 any of a genus (Petunia) of tropical South American herbs of the nightshade family with flowers having funnel shaped corollas …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Petunia atkinsiana — ID 61807 Symbol Key PEAT7 Common Name N/A Family Solanaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, KS, MI, MN, MS, NC, NJ, OH, PA, SC, UT, WI Growth Habit… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • petunia — pe•tu•nia [[t]pɪˈtu nyə, ni ə, ˈtyu [/t]] n. pl. nias pln any garden plant belonging to the genus Petunia, of the nightshade family, native to tropical America, having funnel shaped flowers of various colors • Etymology: 1815–25; < NL (1789)… …   From formal English to slang

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