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 (zē′nē-ə, zēn′yə)
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-.]


(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]
ˈxenial adj


(ˈzi ni ə, ˈzin yə)

the effect of the type of pollen on the characteristics of the endosperm, fruit, or seed of a plant.
[1895–1900; < New Latin < Greek xenía hospitality. See xeno-, -ia]
xe′ni•al, adj.


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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14 March 2018 - US-based lodging REIT Xenia Hotels and Resorts, Inc.
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Xenia Hotels & Resorts is a self-advised and self-administered REIT that invests primarily in premium full service, lifestyle, and urban upscale hotels, with a focus on the top 25 US lodging markets as well as key leisure destinations in the United States.
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Anyone can help by donating gently worn used or new shoes at these collection points: Docton Animal Clinic, 10 Kinsey Rd, Xenia, OH; also in Xenia - the Xenia Senior Center, 130 East Church St; Xenia YMCA, 135 East Church St; and Xenia Shoe and Leather Repair, 21 East Main St; Stoney Creek Roasters, 85 North Main St, Cedarville, OH; Spring Shearing, 241 Xenia Ave, Yellow Springs, OH; Pretty Pooch Boutique, 90 South Main St, Waynesville, OH; and Pet Supplies Plus, 3320 Pentagon Blvd, Beavercreek, OH.
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