tithonia


tithonia
noun
any plant of the genus Tithonia; tall coarse herbs or shrubs of Mexico to Panama having large flower heads resembling sunflowers with yellow disc florets and golden-yellow to orange-scarlet rays
Syn: ↑Mexican sunflower
Hypernyms: ↑flower
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Tithonia

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\\tə̇ˈthōnēə, -nyə\ noun
Etymology: New Latin, probably from Latin Tithonis, poetical name of Aurora, goddess of the dawn (from her marriage to Tithonus, son of Laomedon) + New Latin -ia
1. capitalized : a genus of tall herbs (family Compositae) that are natives of Mexico and Central America but grown farther north as annual ornamentals and have alternate leaves and flower heads resembling sunflowers
2. -s : any plant of the genus Tithonia — called also Mexican sunflower

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/ti thoh"nee euh, -thohn"yeuh/, n.
any of several tall composite plants of the genus Tithonia, native to Mexico and Central America, having yellow or orange-red ray flowers. Also called Mexican sunflower.
[1935-40; < NL, equiv. to L Tithon(us) husband of Aurora + -ia -IA]

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