Heliconian

adjective
Hel·​i·​co·​nian | \ ¦helə¦kōnēən, -nyən \

Definition of Heliconian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the Boeotian mountain Helicon supposed by the ancient Greeks to be the residence of Apollo and the Muses

heliconian

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of heliconian (Entry 2 of 2)

: a butterfly of Heliconius or a related genus

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History and Etymology for Heliconian

Adjective

Latin Heliconi us + English -an

Noun

New Latin Heliconius + English -an

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“Heliconian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Heliconian. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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