noun he·lo·ni·as \hə̇ˈlōnēəs\

Definition of helonias

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of bog herbs (family Melanthaceae) of the northeastern U.S. with basal leaves and purple racemose perfect flowers on a tall scape — see swamp pink

  2. 2 plural -es :  the dried rhizome and roots of a blazing star (Chamaelirium luteum) formerly used as a vermifuge

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Origin and Etymology of helonias

New Latin, irregular from 1helo- + -ia

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