youth and old age

youth-and-old-age

[yooth-uhn-ohld-eyj, -uhnd]
noun
a stiff-growing, erect composite plant, Zinnia elegans, of Mexico, having large, solitary flowers with yellow-to-purple disks and usually red rays.

Origin:
1890–95, Americanism

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