Meaning of kanna in English:

kanna

Pronunciation /ˈkanə/

noun

(also canna)
Botany
  • A South African succulent plant having white and yellow flowers with narrow, threadlike petals, Sceletium tortuosum (family Aizoaceae), the roots and leaves of which have traditionally been dried and chewed or smoked.

    The alkaloid mesembrine, present in S. tortuosum, is thought to be responsible for the plant's antidepressant and mild euphoric effects.

Origin

Early 17th century. From Dutch kanna, †canna (Afrikaans kanna; see note), apparently from Khoekhoe.