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heliconia

noun hel·i·co·nia \ˌhe-lə-ˈkō-nē-ə, -nyə\

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
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Origin of HELICONIA

New Latin, ultimately from Greek Helikōnios, from Helikōn Helicon, mountain in Greece
First Known Use: 1838

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