Manna vs Canna - What's the difference?

manna | canna |


As a noun manna

is .

As a proper noun canna is

.

manna

English

Alternative forms

* (possibly archaic) mana

Noun

(-)
  • Food miraculously produced for the Israelites in the desert in the book of Exodus.
  • By extension, any good thing which comes into one's hands by luck or good fortune.
  • The sugary sap of the manna gum tree which oozes out from holes drilled by insects and falls to the ground around the tree.[http://www.museum.vic.gov.au/forest/plants/gum.html]
  • * 1966 , Bill Beatty, Tales of Old Australia , National Distributors, ISBN 1-86436-013-5, page 14, discussing old Australian foods
  • The icing on the cake was made from manna, which was gathered under the manna gums. Manna mixed with milk made a splendid icing.

    Derived terms

    * Australian manna * manna ash * mannitol * mannose * Persian manna * tamarisk manna

    Anagrams

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    canna

    English

    Etymology 1

    (wikipedia canna) From (etyl) . (Canna)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any member of the genus Canna of tropical plants with large leaves and often showy flowers.
  • * 2000 , (JG Ballard), Super-Cannes , Fourth Estate 2011, p. 7:
  • A palisade of Canary palms formed an honour guard along the verges, while beds of golden cannas flamed from the central reservation.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2007, date=January 18, author=Anne Raver, title=Is It Spring? Winter? What’s a Flower to Think?, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=Still, some of Mr. Cooper’s tender salvias are wintering over, and he plans to leave a few clumps of cannas in the ground next fall. }}

    Etymology 2

    Verb

    (en-cont)
  • (Scotland, Jamaica) Contraction of can not; cannot.
  • * 1966 -- Star Trek: )
  • Scotty: I canna' change the laws of physics.

    Etymology 3

    (etyl)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A measure of length in Italy, varying from six to seven feet.
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