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heliotrope

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

Definition of HELIOTROPE

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