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 for zinnia
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Zinnia \Zin"ni*a\, n. [NL. So called after Professor Zinn, of
     G["o]ttingen.] (Bot.)
     Any plant of the composite genus Zinnia, Mexican herbs with
     opposite leaves and large gay-colored blossoms. Zinnia
     elegans is the commonest species in cultivation.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: any of various plants of the genus Zinnia cultivated for
           their variously and brightly colored flower heads [syn:
           zinnia, old maid, old maid flower]

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