xenia

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

Definition of xenia

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

First Known Use of xenia

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for xenia

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 29 May. 2022.

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Xenia geographical name

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

Definition of Xenia

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

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