Definition of helenium
1 capitalized : a genus of American herbs (family Compositae) with heads of yellow-rayed flowers and truncate-style branches — see sneezeweed 1
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Helenium
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Origin and Etymology of helenium
New Latin, from Latin, a plant, elecampane, from Greek helenion, perhaps from helenē wicker basket; akin to Greek helix (adjective) twisted, (noun) spiral, anything of spiral shape, helissein to turn, wind, eilein to wind, roll, eilyein to enfold, enwrap
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