EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Botany the influence or effect of pollen on a structure other than the embryo, as the seed or fruit. Origin of xenia 1895–1900;
-ia Related forms xe·ni·al, adjective noun a city in W Ohio. a female given name.
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"That is true, I think," says the Princess
Xenia, with her serious smile. Xenia Sabaroff looked at him with some little wonder and more approval. Xenia Sabaroff does not take as much notice of him as usual.
"You are a stranger—to me," replies
Xenia Sabaroff; and as she speaks she looks full at him.
He is in love with
Xenia Sabaroff in a manner which surprises himself. British Dictionary definitions for xenia noun botany the influence of pollen upon the form of the fruit developing after pollination Derived Forms xenial, adjective Word Origin for xenia
C19: from New Latin, from Greek: hospitality, from
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Word Origin and History for 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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