Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The direct effect on a hybrid plant produced by the transfer of pollen from one strain to the endosperm of a different strain.

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  • n. The concept of hospitality to strangers.
  • n. The effect that genes from pollen have on the endosperm.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin, from Greek xeniā, hospitality, from xenos, guest, stranger; see xeno-.

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New Latin, from Ancient Greek ξενία (xenia, "hospitality")

Examples

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  • For more on the wretched Eugenia's woes see comments at neomenia and psychasthenia.

    December 27, 2016

  • The fragile and homeless Eugenia

    Awaiting the next neomenia

    Must monthly depend

    On folks who extend

    The comfort of sheltering xenia.

    Find Eugenia's peculiar affliction explained in comments at neomenia..

    September 13, 2015