xenia

noun
xe·​nia | \ ˈzē-nē-ə How to pronounce xenia (audio) , -nyə \

Definition of xenia

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the effect of genes introduced by pollen especially on endosperm and embryo development

Xenia

geographical name
Xe·​nia | \ ˈzē-nyə How to pronounce Xenia (audio) , -nē-ə \

Definition of Xenia (Entry 2 of 2)

city in southwest central Ohio east-southeast of Dayton population 25,719

First Known Use of xenia

Noun

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for xenia

Noun

New Latin, from Greek, hospitality, from xenos host

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“Xenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xenia. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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