Definition of Heliconia

1. n. One of numerous species of Heliconius, a genus of tropical American butterflies. The wings are usually black, marked with green, crimson, and white.



Definition of Heliconia

1. Noun. Any of genus ''Heliconia'' of flowering plants. ¹

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Definition of Heliconia

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Medical Definition of Heliconia

1. One of numerous species of Heliconius, a genus of tropical American butterflies. The wings are usually black, marked with green, crimson, and white. Origin: NL. See Helicon. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heliconia

heliclines
helicobacter
helicobacter infections
helicobacter pylori
helicobacters
helicobactor pylori
helicograph
helicographs
helicoid
helicoid choroidopathy
helicoid ginglymus
helicoidal
helicoidal cell wall
helicoids
helicon
heliconia (current term)
heliconian
heliconias
helicons
helicopod gait
helicopodia
helicopt
helicopted
helicopter
helicopter bucket
helicopter parent
helicopter parents
helicoptered
helicoptering
helicopterlike

Literary usage of Heliconia

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1. The Butterflies of the Eastern United States: For the Use of Classes in by George Hazen French (1886)
"It is represented by but one species, heliconia Charitonia, where the characters of imago, larva, and chrysalis may be found. 32. ..."

2. Foreign Butterflies by James Duncan (1858)
"GENUS heliconia. THIS beautiful genus is easily recognized by its peculiar aspect, as well as by the more precise characters which it affords. ..."

3. Summarized Proceedings ... and a Directory of Members by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1882)
"ON A CERTAIN HABIT OF heliconia CHARITONIA. By WH EDWARDS, of Coalburg, W. Va. [ABSTRACT.] MR. EDWARDS gave an account of a peculiar habit of Helico- nia ..."

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