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heliotrope

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CIDE DICTIONARY

heliotropen. [F. héliotrope, L. heliotropium, Gr. ; the sun + to turn, turn. See Heliacal, Trope.].
  •  An instrument or machine for showing when the sun arrived at the tropics and equinoctial line.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A plant of the genus Heliotropium; -- called also turnsole and girasole. Heliotropium Peruvianum is the commonly cultivated species with fragrant flowers.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An instrument for making signals to an observer at a distance, by means of the sun's rays thrown from a mirror.  [1913 Webster]
  •  See Bloodstone (a).  [1913 Webster]
Heliotrope purple, a grayish purple color.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

heliotrope, n.
1 a any plant of the genus Heliotropium, with fragrant purple flowers. b the scent of these.
2 a light purple colour.
3 bloodstone.

Etymology
L heliotropium f. Gk heliotropion plant turning its flowers to the sun, f. helios sun + -tropos f. trepo turn

ROGET THESAURUS

heliotrope

Jewelry

N jewel, jewelry, jewellery, bijoutry, bijou, bijouterie, trinket, fine jewelry, costume jewelry, junk jewelry, gem, gemstone, precious stone, necklace, bracelet, anklet, earring, locket, pendant, charm bracelet, ring, pinky ring, carcanet, chain, chatelaine, broach, pin, lapel pin, torque, diamond, brilliant, rock, beryl, emerald, chalcedony, agate, heliotrope, girasol, girasole, onyx, plasma, sard, sardonyx, garnet, lapis lazuli, opal, peridot, tourmaline, chrysolite, sapphire, ruby, synthetic ruby, spinel, spinelle, balais, oriental, oriental topaz, turquois, turquoise, zircon, cubic zirconia, jacinth, hyacinth, carbuncle, amethyst, alexandrite, cat's eye, bloodstone, hematite, jasper, moonstone, sunstone, pearl, cultured pearl, fresh-water pearl, mother of pearl, coral, jeweler, gemologist, minerologist, lapidary, lapidarian, gemology, gemmology, minerology, bejeweled, diamond, (gemstones), gemological.

Purple

N purple, blue and red, bishop's purple, aniline dyes, gridelin, amethyst, purpure, heliotrope, lividness, lividity, purple, violet, ultraviolet, plum-colored, lavender, lilac, puce, mauve, livid.


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