Zinnia meaning

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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.
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Any of a genus (Zinnia) of plants of the composite family, having colorful flower heads, native to North and South America.
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Any of several brightly coloured flowering plants, of the genus Zinnia, native to tropical America; old maid.
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A female given name from the flower.
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Origin of zinnia

  • New Latin Zinnia genus name after Johann Gottfried Zinn (1727–1759), German botanist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 1767, after Johann Gottfried Zinn, German botanist (d. 1759) + -ia.

    From Wiktionary