Definitions for xeniaˈzi ni ə, ˈzin yə
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xe•ni•aˈzi ni ə, ˈzin yə(n.)
the effect of the type of pollen on the characteristics of the endosperm, fruit, or seed of a plant.
Origin of xenia:
1895–1900; < NL < Gk xenía hospitality. See xeno -, -ia
The concept of hospitality to strangers.
The effect that genes from pollen have on the endosperm.
of mainly historical use in English.
Origin: From the assumed name of a fifth century saint venerated in the Eastern Orthodox Church, Xenia, from ξενία.
Xenia ZEEN-yə is a city in and the county seat of Greene County, Ohio, United States. The municipality is located in southwestern Ohio 21 miles from Dayton and is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area, as well as the Miami Valley region. The name comes from the Greek word Xenia, which means "hospitality". Many of its residents supported the Underground Railroad in the years before the Civil War. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 25,719. Xenia is the third largest city in Greene County, behind Fairborn and Beavercreek. By population, it is the largest place in the United States whose name begins with the letter X.
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