Definition of Helenium

1. Noun. Genus of American herbs with flowers having yellow rays: sneezeweeds.

Exact synonyms: Genus Helenium
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Member holonyms: Sneezeweed



Definition of Helenium

1. Noun. Any of various flowering plants, of the genus ''Helenium'', the dried leaves of which were once used to make a form of snuff ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Helenium

1. a type of daisy-like flower [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Helenium

held a candle
held back
held ball
held dear(p)
held fire
held off
held out
held true
held up
held up(p)
heldentenor
heldentenors
hele
heled
helenin
helenium (current term)
heleniums
heleoplankton
helepole
helepoles
helepolis
heles
heleth
helgramite
helgramites
heli-
heli-ski
heli-skied
heli-skiing
heli-skis

Literary usage of Helenium

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1. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1856)
"THE helenium. THE PHLOX. PLANTS IN WHICH THE BRANCHES AND BOOTS ARE ... a This is different from the helenium of the Greeks, the Inula helenium of ..."

2. English Botany; Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential ...by Sir James Edward Smith, James Sowerby by Sir James Edward Smith, James Sowerby (1810)
"helenium. Raii Syn. 176. J. HE wild specimen figured in our plate was gathered a. Limpenhoe, Norfolk, by the Rev. ..."

3. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"Lindl. Bot. Keg. t. 1180 ; Hook. Bot. Mag. t. 2940. Plains and open ground, common through Oregon, extending to the Saskatchewan region. 79. helenium, Linn. ..."

4. The British Flora Medica: A History of the Medicinal Plants of Great Britain by Benjamin Herbert Barton, Thomas Castle (1877)
"INULA helenium, L. ELECAMPANE. Nat. Ord. COMPOSIT. ... helenium, which, according to the brilliant fancy of the ancients, sprang from the tears of the ..."

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