from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The direct effect on a hybrid plant produced by the transfer of pollen from one strain to the endosperm of a different strain.
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- n. The concept of hospitality to strangers.
- n. The effect that genes from pollen have on the endosperm.
New Latin, from Greek xeniā, hospitality, from xenos, guest, stranger; see xeno-.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
New Latin, from Ancient Greek ξενία (xenia, "hospitality") (Wiktionary)