xenia

noun xe·nia \ ˈzē-nē-ə , -nyə \

Definition of xenia

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

Origin and Etymology of xenia

New Latin, from Greek, hospitality, from xenos host


Xenia

geographical name Xe·nia \ ˈzē-nyə , -nē-ə \

Definition of Xenia

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

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