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youth-and-old-age

[ yooth-uhn-ohld-eyj, -uhnd ]
/ ˈyuθ ənˌoʊldˈeɪdʒ, -ənd /
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noun

a stiff-growing, erect composite plant, Zinnia elegans, of Mexico, having large, solitary flowers with yellow-to-purple disks and usually red rays.

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Origin of youth-and-old-age

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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