Definition of Canna indica
1. Noun. Canna grown especially for its edible rootstock from which arrowroot starch is obtained.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Canna Indica
Literary usage of Canna indica
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1. Landscape Gardening: Notes and Suggestions on Lawns and Lawn Planting by Samuel Parsons (1895)
"The well known canna indica has many varieties, but their general appearance exhibits on the lawn great solid leaves extending from the ground six or eight ..."
2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1848)
"Some Experiments on the Roots of the canna indica, with reference to their value ... Dr. Garnier has been in the habit of growing the canna indica in larger ..."
3. Hortus Kewensis; Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1810)
"canna indica. J. Miller illustr. Redouté liliac. 201. ... canna indica. Botan, magaz. 454. Scarlet Indian Reed. Nat. of America. Cult. J, by Mr. Ph. Miller. ..."
4. The Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed by William Curtis (1799)
"2. ARUNDO indica latifolia. Bauh. Pin. 19. CANNA Indica flore rubro. ... The Canna indica, a native of both the Indies, is a plant greatly admired for the ..."
5. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed by John Sims (1819)
"CANNA indica, ß. lútea. Hort. Kew. ed. l**" v. 1. p. 1. 112. Dr. ROXBURGH, in his Flora Indica not yet published, asserts, ..."