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xenia

[zee-nee-uh, zeen-yuh] /ˈzi ni ə, ˈzin yə/
noun, Botany.
1.
the influence or effect of pollen on a structure other than the embryo, as the seed or fruit.
Origin of xenia
1895-1900
1895-1900; < New Latin < Greek xenía hospitality. See xen(o)-, -ia
Related forms
xenial, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for xenial

xenia

/ˈziːnɪə/
noun
1.
(botany) the influence of pollen upon the form of the fruit developing after pollination
Derived Forms
xenial, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek: hospitality, from xenos guest
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Word Origin and History for xenial

Xenia

city in Ohio, from Greek xenia "hospitality," literally "state of a guest," from xenos "guest" (see guest). Founded 1803 and named by vote of a town meeting, on suggestion of the Rev. Robert Armstrong to suggest friendliness and hospitality.

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