zinnia

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noun zin·nia \ˈzi-nē-ə, ˈzē-; ˈzi-nyə, ˈzē-\

Definition of zinnia

  1. :  any of a genus (Zinnia) of tropical American composite herbs and low shrubs that have showy flower heads with long-lasting ray flowers

Origin and Etymology of zinnia

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


First Known Use: 1767


ZINNIA Defined for English Language Learners

zinnia

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noun zin·nia \ˈzi-nē-ə, ˈzē-; ˈzi-nyə, ˈzē-\

Definition of zinnia for English Language Learners

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


ZINNIA Defined for Kids

zinnia

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noun zin·nia \ˈzi-nē-ə, ˈzin-yə\

Definition of zinnia for Students

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


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