[ ti-thoh-nee-uh, -thohn-yuh ]

  1. any of several tall composite plants of the genus Tithonia, native to Mexico and Central America, having yellow or orange-red ray flowers.

Origin of tithonia

1935–40; <New Latin, equivalent to Latin Tīthōn(us) husband of Aurora + -ia-ia
  • Also called Mexican sunflower.

Words Nearby tithonia

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How to use tithonia in a sentence

  • It has also been observed in tithonia, and is of constant occurrence in the seed leaves of some Mesembryanthema.

    Vegetable Teratology | Maxwell T. Masters