Dictionary
10 ENTRIES FOUND:

heliotrope

noun he·lio·trope \ˈhē-lē-ə-ˌtrōp, ˈhēl-yə-, British also ˈhel-yə-\

Definition of HELIOTROPE

1
:  any of a genus (Heliotropium) of herbs or shrubs of the borage family — compare garden heliotrope
2
3
:  a variable color averaging a moderate to reddish purple

Illustration of HELIOTROPE

Origin of HELIOTROPE

Latin heliotropium, from Greek hēliotropion, from hēlio- 1heli- + tropos turn; from its flowers' turning toward the sun — more at trope
First Known Use: 1605

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: heliotrope grayPrevious Word in the Dictionary: heliothis mothAll Words Near: heliotrope
April 18, 2015
wimple Hear it
to veil, ripple, or meander
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears