Helicteres

noun
Helic·​te·​res | \ ˌhelə̇kˈtirēz, hə̇ˈliktəˌr- \

Definition of Helicteres

: a large genus of tropical trees and shrubs (family Sterculiaceae) with axillary flowers and fruits consisting of five twisted carpels — see screw tree

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History and Etymology for Helicteres

New Latin, from Greek heliktēres, plural of heliktēr anything twisted, from helik-, helix spiral

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

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