Definition of Helxine
: a genus of plants (family Urticaceae) native to Corsica and Sardinia and cultivated elsewhere as pot plants with small leaves and tiny solitary flowers that form dense mossy mats — see baby's tears
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Origin and Etymology of helxine
New Latin, from Greek helxinē pellitory, bindweed, from helkein to drag, pull — more at sulcus
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