[ zee-nee-uh, zeen-yuh ]
/ ˈzi ni ə, ˈzin yə /
the influence or effect of pollen on a structure other than the embryo, as the seed or fruit.
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OTHER WORDS FROM xeniaxe·ni·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for xenial
/ (ˈziːnɪə) /
botany the influence of pollen upon the form of the fruit developing after pollination
Derived forms of xeniaxenial, adjective
Word Origin for xenia
C19: from New Latin, from Greek: hospitality, from xenos guest
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