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tithonia(tɪˈθəʊnɪə; tɪˈθəʊnjə; taɪˈθəʊnɪə; taɪˈθəʊnjə)
(Plants) a Central American herb with flowers resembling sunflowers
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ti•tho•ni•a(tɪˈθoʊ ni ə, -ˈθoʊn yə)
n., pl. -ni•as.
any tall composite plant of the genus Tithonia, native to Mexico and Central America, having yellow or orange-red ray flowers.
[1935–40; < New Latin, = Latin Tīthōn(us) husband of Aurora + -ia -ia]
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|Noun||1.||tithonia - any plant of the genus Tithonia; tall coarse herbs or shrubs of Mexico to Panama having large flower heads resembling sunflowers with yellow disc florets and golden-yellow to orange-scarlet rays|
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Tithonia - genus of robust herbs of Mexico and Central America: Mexican sunflower
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