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zinnia Line breaks: zin¦nia
Pronunciation: /ˈzɪnɪə/

Definition of zinnia in English:


An American plant of the daisy family, which is widely cultivated for its bright showy flowers.
  • Genus Zinnia, family Compositae
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with zinnia

Abyssinia, Bithynia, curvilinear, Gdynia, gloxinia, interlinear, Lavinia, linear, rectilinear, Sardinia, triclinia, Virginia

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