Definition of "xenia" [xenia]
- (noun) The direct effect on a hybrid plant produced by the transfer of pollen from one strain to the endosperm of a different strain.
Use "xenia" in a sentence
- "The strict duties between host and guest are governed by the Greek term ‘xenia’."
- "At the same 1906 conference on hybridization where the word “genetics” was first adopted, he presented a paper on xenia, the effect of pollen on seeds."
- "Aristotle classifies xenia as a friendship for utility and points out that such friends do not necessarily spend much time together or even find each other's company pleasant"