Helicteres

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

Definition of Helicteres

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of helicteres

New Latin, from Greek heliktēres, plural of heliktēr anything twisted, from helik-, helix spiral — more at helenium


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