tithonia

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noun ti·tho·nia \tə-ˈthō-nyə, tī-, -nē-ə\

Definition of tithonia

  1. :  any of a genus (Tithonia) of tall composite herbs or shrubs of Mexico and Central America that have flower heads resembling sunflowers and that are sometimes grown as ornamentals

Origin and Etymology of tithonia

New Latin, probably from Latin Tithonia, poetic name of Aurora


First Known Use: 1940

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