any of a genus (Zinnia) of plants of the composite family, having colorful flower heads, native to North and South America
Origin of zinniaModL, after J. G. Zinn (1727-59), German botanist
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.
Origin of zinniaNew Latin Zinnia genus name after Johann Gottfried Zinn (1727-1759), German botanist
1767, after Johann Gottfried Zinn, German botanist (d. 1759) + -ia.
- A female given name from the flower