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The effect, such as an increase in size, on the embryo or endosperm of a plant, resulting from fertilization with pollen of a genetically distinct variety.
[New Latin, from Greek xeniā, hospitality, from xenos, guest, stranger; see xeno-.]
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(Botany) botany the influence of pollen upon the form of the fruit developing after pollination
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek: hospitality, from xenos guest]
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xe•ni•a(ˈzi ni ə, ˈzin yə)
the effect of the type of pollen on the characteristics of the endosperm, fruit, or seed of a plant.
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Ancient Greece. a custom of hospitality, specifically the giving of presents to guests or strangers, especially foreign ambassadors. — xenial, adj.See also: Foreigners
Ancient Greece. a custom of hospitality, specifically the giving of presents to guests or strangers, especially foreign ambassadors. — xenial, adj.See also: Greece and Greeks
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