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(Beyond various Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy weirdnesses:)
The name of Yo-Yo Ma's cello.

Pe*tu"ni*a (?), n. [NL., fr. Braz. petun tobacco.] Bot.

A genus of solanaceous herbs with funnelform or salver-shaped corollas. Two species are common in cultivation, Petunia violacera, with reddish purple flowers, and P. nyctaginiflora, with white flowers. There are also many hybrid forms with variegated corollas.


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