A zing is a sharp sound, like the sound of something moving past very fast. Zing is also something that adds vitality or excitement to something, as in "add a little zing to your presentation".
Scientific name: zinnia elegans
A zinnia is a bright, pretty flower originally from Mexico, and are often found in people's gardens. They come in a wide variety of different colors and shapes depending on their type. They like full sun and fertile, well-drained soil.
A zip is a device that keeps your clothes closed. It is made from two strips of tiny teeth and a slider that meshes the teeth together when you zip it up and unmeshes them when you unzip it. Zips are found on many, many kinds of clothing. Before zippers were so popular, people used buttons to keep clothes closed.
A zither is a stringed musical instrument that has a lot of strings like a harp but is flat, not vertical. It is found in Slovenia, Austria, Hungary, some parts of Germany and China.
A zombie, or living dead, is a dead body that can move around because of some form of magic. Zombies are typically very unfriendly and want to go around killing and eating people, particularly their brains. Zombies are frequently seen in horror movies and computer games.
A zone is an area that is clearly different from other areas around it. An example might be a dry zone, where people are not allowed to drink alcoholic drinks.
A zoo, or zoological gardens, is a place where many different kinds of animals are kept in cages so that people can come and look at them. In modern zoos, the cages are very big and very close to the environment the animals originally came from.
Scientific name: cucurbita pepo