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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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This message from beyond our atmosphere came from NASA astronaut Scott Kelly in January, along with photos of the first-ever flowers grown on the International Space Station (ISS): orange-bloomed zinnias. Astronauts on the ISS have been using an experimental veggie-growing facility to practise what will be essential for future deep space missions: autonomous gardening.
Chuck Spern, a project engineer with Vencore on the Engineering Services Contract, removes the base tray containing zinnias from a controlled environment chamber in the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.