petunia definition

  • noun:
    • some of different widely cultivated Southern United states plants regarding the genus Petunia, having alternative, entire leaves and funnel-shaped plants in colors from white to purple.
    • A moderate to dark purple.
    • A genus of flowering plants, Petunia; most garden types tend to be hybrids.
    • A dark purple colour, like that of some petunia blossoms.
    • A genus of solanaceous natural herbs with funnelform or salver-shaped corollas. Two types are common in cultivation, Petunia violacera, with reddish purple plants, and Petunia nyctaginiflora, with white plants. There are also many crossbreed types with variegated corollas.
    • A genus of ornamental flowers of this gamopetalous purchase Solanace√¶ and tribe Salpiglossid√¶, distinguished by the five perfect stamens, funnelform corolla, and entire capsule-valves.
    • [lowercase] A plant for this genus.
    • any one of many tropical natural herbs having fluted funnel-shaped flowers
    • annual or perennial natural herbs or shrubs of exotic South America
  • adjective:
    • Of a dark purple colour, that way of some petunia flowers.

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