Helen of Troy

noun phrase
\ ˌhe-lən-əv-ˈtrȯi How to pronounce Helen of Troy (audio) \

Definition of Helen of Troy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the wife of Menelaus whose abduction by Paris brings about the Trojan War

Helen flower

Hel·​en flower | \ ˈhelə̇n- \
variants: or less commonly Helen's flower \ -​nz-​ \

Definition of Helen flower (Entry 2 of 2)

: a plant of the genus Helenium

First Known Use of Helen of Troy

Noun phrase

1510, in the meaning defined above

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New Latin Helenium

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“Helen of Troy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/helen. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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