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zin·ni·a

 (zĭn′ē-ə)
n.
Any of various plants of the genus Zinnia of the composite family, native to tropical America and widely cultivated for their showy, colorful flower heads.

[New Latin Zinnia, genus name, after Johann Gottfried Zinn (1727-1759), German botanist.]

zinnia

(ˈzɪnɪə)
n
(Plants) any annual or perennial plant of the genus Zinnia, of tropical and subtropical America, having solitary heads of brightly coloured flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
[C18: named after J. G. Zinn (died 1759), German botanist]

zin•ni•a

(ˈzɪn i ə)

n., pl. -ni•as.
any New World composite plant of the genus Zinnia, having dense, colorful flower heads.
[1760–70; < New Latin, after J. German. Zinn (1727–59), German botanist; see -ia]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zinnia - any of various plants of the genus Zinnia cultivated for their variously and brightly colored flower headszinnia - any of various plants of the genus Zinnia cultivated for their variously and brightly colored flower heads
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Zinnia - genus of annual or perennial plants of tropical America having solitary heads of brightly colored flowers
white zinnia, Zinnia acerosa - subshrub with slender woolly stems and long narrow leaves and flower heads with white rays; southern United States and northern Mexico
little golden zinnia, Zinnia grandiflora - subshrub having short leafy stems and numerous small flower heads with nearly round yellow-orange rays; Arizona south to Mexico and east to Kansas
Translations

zinnia

[ˈzɪnɪə] Nrascamoño m, zinnia f

zinnia

nZinnie f
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Bottom: Zinnia violacea, common zinnia, is the most widely known species of the genus Zinnia and has the widest range of flower size, shape and color.
Quite unlike common zinnias, these golden flowers grow on wire-thin stems, and their slender leaves never seem to succumb to mildew.