noun He·lip·ter·um \hə̇ˈliptərəm\

Definition of Helipterum

  1. :  a genus of African and Australian herbs (family Compositae) having a plumose pappus and densely silky hairy achenes and grown as an everlasting

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Origin and Etymology of helipterum

New Latin, from 1heli- + Greek pteron wing — more at feather

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