tithonia

tithonia

[ti-thoh-nee-uh, -thohn-yuh]
noun
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:
1935–40; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to Latin Tīthōn(us) husband of Aurora + -ia -ia

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To tithonia
WordNet
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
WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature