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Meaning of HELIOTROPE

Pronunciation:  'heeleeu`trowp

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  green chalcedony with red spots that resemble blood
 

HELIOTROPE is a 10 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: bloodstone
 
 See Also: calcedony, chalcedony

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\He"li*o*trope\, n. [F. h['e]liotrope, L.
heliotropium, Gr. ?; ? the sun + ? to turn, ? turn. See
{Heliacal}, {Trope}.]
1. (Anc. Astron.) An instrument or machine for showing when
   the sun arrived at the tropics and equinoctial line.

2. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Heliotropium}; -- called also
   {turnsole} and {girasole}. {H. Peruvianum} is the commonly
   cultivated species with fragrant flowers.

3. (Geodesy & Signal Service) An instrument for making
   signals to an observer at a distance, by means of the
   sun's rays thrown from a mirror.

4. (Min.) See {Bloodstone}
   (a) .

{Heliotrope purple}, a grayish purple color.

 

 

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