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

noun
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

History and Etymology for Helen of Troy

Noun

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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