garden heliotrope

noun

: a tall rhizomatous Old World valerian (Valeriana officinalis) widely cultivated for its fragrant tiny flowers and for its roots which yield the drug valerian

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of garden heliotrope was circa 1902

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“Garden heliotrope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/garden%20heliotrope. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

garden heliotrope

noun
garden he·​lio·​trope
-ˈhē-lē-ə-ˌtrōp, British usually -ˈhel-yə-
: a tall Old World valerian (Valeriana officinalis) widely cultivated for its fragrant tiny flowers and for its rhizome and roots which yield the drug valerian
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