youth-and-old-age

[yooth-uh n-ohld-eyj, -uh nd]
noun
  1. a stiff-growing, erect composite plant, Zinnia elegans, of Mexico, having large, solitary flowers with yellow-to-purple disks and usually red rays.

Origin of youth-and-old-age

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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