from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various plants of the genus Zinnia, native to tropical America, especially Z. elegans, widely cultivated for its showy, rayed, variously colored flower heads. Also called regionally old maid, old maid flower.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several brightly coloured flowering plants, of the genus Zinnia, native to tropical America; old maid
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any plant of the composite genus Zinnia, Mexican herbs with opposite leaves and large gay-colored blossoms. Zinnia elegans is the commonest species in cultivation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of composite plants, of the tribe Helianthoideæ, type of the subtribe Zinnieæ.
- n. [lowercase] A plant of this genus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various plants of the genus Zinnia cultivated for their variously and brightly colored flower heads
Park Seed Co. sells a zinnia called Profusion Double White that is billed as heat-tolerant and resistant to powdery mildew.
It introduced Americans to the zinnia (1798), the white-fleshed potato (1811) and the tomato (1820).
After purifying and grounding themselves with a zinnia dipped in water, members of the group cast a circle and honored the sun goddess, Amatersu, and the Potomac River.
Do you think we need another zinnia over on the left?
When he took up the zinnias to place them in the bouquet, he held his head to one side the way I had and squinted, then stuck one zinnia where I had wanted it and the other around in back.
Hiram looked serious as he stepped on the garbage can pedal and deposited the zinnia roots.
A bright & smiling ‘Profusion Orange’ zinnia (zinnia in both languages!) from the Bournemouth area in Dorset (UK)
From aardvark to zinnia, all of Earth's known species to be cataloged on Web site - Northwest Florida Daily News: WASHINGTON (AP) - In a whale-sized project, the world's scientists plan to compile everything they know about all of Earth's 1.8 million known species and put it all on one Web site, open to everyone.
Salvia, zinnia, snapdragons and some others I forgot the names of make up the rest.
No ray petals – looks like a zinnia but perennial.