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tithonia

[ti-thoh-nee-uh, -thohn-yuh] /tɪˈθoʊ ni ə, -ˈθoʊn yə/
noun
1.
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.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to Latin Tīthōn(us) husband of Aurora + -ia -ia
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