Definition of heliconia
: any of a genus (Heliconia of the family Heliconiaceae) of perennial herbs of tropical America and islands of the western Pacific having showy brightly colored bracts and large leaves
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Along the way, Bedeau took pleasure in pointing out bullet wood trees, and such flowers as heliconia and bird of paradise.
On February 17, 2015, our helicopter landed in a slotlike zone macheted out of a stand of heliconia, next to an unnamed river in the valley scientists had nicknamed Target One, or T1.
Jasmine, plumeria, banana trees, begonias, heliconias, hibiscus and ginger took root, overhung with Spanish moss.
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Origin and Etymology of heliconia
New Latin, ultimately from Greek Helikōnios, from Helikōn Helicon, mountain in Greece
First Known Use: 1838See Words from the same year
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