[ yooth-uh n-ohld-eyj, -uh nd ]
/ ˈyuθ ənˌoʊldˈeɪdʒ, -ənd /
a stiff-growing, erect composite plant, Zinnia elegans, of Mexico, having large, solitary flowers with yellow-to-purple disks and usually red rays.
HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
Origin of youth-and-old-age
An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
Words nearby youth-and-old-age
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020