Definition of zinnia in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈzɪnɪə


An American plant of the daisy family, which is widely cultivated for its bright showy flowers.
  • Genus Zinnia, family Compositae
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  • Annuals and perennials such as snapdragons, daisies, zinnias, and, of course, peonies and roses are old favorites.
  • Annuals with good deer resistance include ageratum, ice plant, pincushion flower, verbena and zinnias.
  • Goldfinches also feed on the seed of goldenrod, coreopsis, cosmos, zinnias, dandelions and other weedy plants.


modern Latin, named after Johann G. Zinn (1727–59), German physician and botanist.

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