zinnia

noun zin·nia \ ˈzi-nē-ə , ˈzē- ; ˈzi-nyə , ˈzē- \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

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

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Origin and Etymology of zinnia

New Latin, from Johann G. Zinn †1759 German botanist


ZINNIA Defined for English Language Learners

zinnia

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Definition of zinnia for English Language Learners

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


ZINNIA Defined for Kids

zinnia

noun zin·nia \ ˈzi-nē-ə , ˈzin-yə \

Definition of zinnia for Students

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

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