noun zin·nia \ˈzi-nē-ə, ˈzē-; ˈzi-nyə, ˈzē-\

: a plant that is grown in gardens for its brightly colored flowers

Full Definition of ZINNIA

:  any of a genus (Zinnia) of tropical American composite herbs and low shrubs that have showy flower heads with long-lasting ray flowers

Origin of ZINNIA

New Latin, from Johann G. Zinn †1759 German botanist
First Known Use: 1767
ZINNIA Defined for Kids


noun zin·nia \ˈzi-nē-ə, ˈzin-yə\

Definition of ZINNIA for Kids

:  a garden plant grown for its long-lasting colorful flowers


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