/ti thoh"nee euh, -thohn"yeuh/, n.
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.
[1935-40; < NL, equiv. to L Tithon(us) husband of Aurora + -ia -IA]

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