[ ti-thoh-nee-uh, -thohn-yuh ]
/ tɪˈθoʊ ni ə, -ˈθoʊn yə /
any of several tall composite plants of the genus Tithonia, native to Mexico and Central America, having yellow or orange-red ray flowers.
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Also called Mexican sunflower.
Origin of tithonia
1935–40; <New Latin, equivalent to Latin Tīthōn(us) husband of Aurora + -ia-ia
Words nearby tithonia
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Example sentences from the Web for tithonia
It has also been observed in Tithonia, and is of constant occurrence in the seed leaves of some Mesembryanthema.Vegetable Teratology|Maxwell T. Masters