Definition of heliconia
: any of a genus (Heliconia of the family Heliconiaceae) of perennial herbs of tropical America and islands of the western Pacific having showy brightly colored bracts and large leaves
Origin of heliconia
New Latin, ultimately from Greek Helikōnios, from Helikōn Helicon, mountain in Greece
First Known Use: 1838
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