Definition of Genus Zinnia
1. Noun. Genus of annual or perennial plants of tropical America having solitary heads of brightly colored flowers.
Group relationships: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Member holonyms: Old Maid, Old Maid Flower, Zinnia
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Zinnia
Literary usage of Genus Zinnia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"Propagation is most easily effected by dividing the clumps. YOUTH AND AGE Natural Order COMPO.SIT/E. genus Zinnia ZINNIA (named in honour of Professor John ..."
2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"The genus Zinnia is xanthic, it includes no true yellow flower but many which range through all reds into cyanic crimson. The genus Rosa is cyanic; ..."
3. An Introduction to Systematic and Physiological Botany by Thomas Nuttall (1827)
"Another very showy ornament to our flower gardens are the species of the genus Zinnia, also originally from Mexico, and chiefly annuals. ..."
4. Transactions by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1896)
"Revision of the genus Zinnia. IV. Revision of the Mexican and Central American Species of the Genus Calea. V. A Provisional Key to t.he Species of ..."
5. Botanische Zeitung (1897)
"Revision of the genus Zinnia. — IV. Revison of the Mexican and Central American species of the genus Calca, — V. A provisional key- to the species of ..."
6. Boletin de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias by Academia Nacional de Ciencias de Córdoba (Argentina), Academia Nacional de Ciencias (1905)
"Revision of the genus Zinnia.— Contributions from the Gray Herb, of Havard Univ.— In: Proceed. Am. Acad. Arts and Sc's. XXXII. 1. Nov. 1896. 2. ..."