Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Plural of xenium.
  • noun In botany, the immediate influence of pollen; the influence or effect on the very fruit which is pollinated rather than on the fruits of the plants which spring from the crossed seeds.

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  • proper noun A female given name of mainly historical use in English.

Etymologies

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From the assumed name of a fifth century saint venerated in the Eastern Orthodox Church, Latin Xenia, from Ancient Greek ξενία (ksenia, "hospitable").

Examples

  • XENIA - A former Xenia assistant prosecutor stood silent Friday, April 3, as his attorney entered a plea of not guilty to charges he stole $50,000 from two clients of his private law practice.

    daytondailynews.com - News

  • XENIA - A former Xenia assistant prosecutor stood silent Friday, April 3, as his attorney entered a plea of not guilty to charges he stole $50,000 from two clients of his private law practice.

    daytondailynews.com - News

  • Xenia is elated; another important case won, the dragons slain, the princess (me) saved.

    Mungowitz in Deutschland--Day 2

  • ADAMS: I talked with a woman in Xenia who can't vote on Election Day, because she's a poll worker - 5: 30 am to 10 pm at another precinct.

    Efforts To Ease Voting Change Meaning Of 'Election Day'

  • Xenia is truly remarkable; I asked what she did before this, and she answered, "I was an attorney, but I like the challenges of this job."

    Mungowitz in Deutschland--Day 2

  • This must have come as a shock to a theater group in Xenia, Ohio, which has, since 1981, "proudly presented the story of Marmaduke Van Swearingen a young white settler who left the society he was born [into] to live his dream of becoming part of the Shawnee."

    The DNA's the Thing

  • Tony, Heidi, the cell that we have been watching track eastward and kind of drifting to the south as well, this has produced funnel cloud about 15 minutes ago and through Xenia, that is the southeastern parts of Illinois, not Ohio.

    CNN Transcript Jun 3, 2008

  • Anyone with information about the crime is encouraged to call the Xenia Police Division at

    WHIOTV.com - Local News

  • Seriously, while I can still understand "Xenia" somewhat parents were LEXX fans maybe?... well, "Ephteria" and "Malgoretha" are something entirely else.

    Beliebte Vornamen 2007 (Popular First Names 2007)

  • They gave the milder 'Xenia' pet names such as 'jovial brethren', 'little fellows', 'teasing youngsters', while the harsher ones were likened to stinging insects, or to the foxes of Samson:

    The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller

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