Origin of zinnia
Examples from the Web for zinnia
Zinnia, many colours; one and one-half to two feet; July, August and September.A Woman's Hardy Garden|Helena Rutherfurd Ely
THE double varieties of Zinnia have entirely eclipsed the single form of this flower.
He drew from the wagon a wooden "flat" filled with zinnia plantlings, like so many little green rosettes.The Side Of The Angels|Basil King
These zinnia seeds do not have the little prongs, because the zinnia does not need them.A Little Garden Calendar for Boys and Girls|Albert Bigelow Paine
She left the papers with Chub, and since the staff seemed busy, she went on home and started weeding the zinnia bed.Joan of the Journal|Helen Diehl Olds
British Dictionary definitions for zinnia
Word Origin for zinnia
Word Origin and History for zinnia
genus of herbs of the aster family, 1767, from Modern Latin (Linnæus, 1763), named for German botanist Johann Gottfried Zinn (1729-1759).