heliotrope

[ hee-lee-uh-trohp, heel-yuh- or, esp. British, hel-yuh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF heliotrope
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I can tell a geranium, when I see it, and I know a heliotrope by the smell.

And then under the table he espied a square of heliotrope paper.

Sprinkles her handkerchief with heliotrope and wipes the blood from Schn's hand.

Was this garden, which was all white, in any way connected with the sunbeams and heliotrope?

Heliotrope is the name of the scent, my dear, but please do not allude to it again.

It was racy and insolent with heliotrope; he hurled it to the floor.

The dreamy music drifted out; there was a scent of heliotrope.

Lady in a heliotrope dress with a lace collar, three flounces on the skirt?

When he went abroad to gather garlic he came home with heliotrope.

The blouse was white, with a little sprig of heliotrope and black.

WORD ORIGIN

"plant which turns its flowers and leaves to the sun," 1620s, from French héliotrope (14c.) and directly from Latin heliotropium, from Greek heliotropion, from helios "sun" (see sol) + tropos "turn" (see trope). The word was applied c.1000-1600 in Latin form to sunflowers and marigolds. Related: Heliotropic.

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