heliconia


heliconia
\\ˌheləˈkōnēə, -nyə\ noun
Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, feminine of Heliconius of Helicon, from Greek Helicōnios, from Helikōn Helicon, mountain in Greece
1. capitalized : a genus of tropical American perennial herbs (family Musaceae) that have inconspicuous flowers in terminal spikes often subtended by brightly colored bracts and large leaves often showily veined or mottled with red or yellow — see wild plantain
2. -s : any plant of the genus Heliconia

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  • heliconia — [hel΄i kō′nē ə] n. 〚ModL < L, fem. of Heliconius, of HELICON〛 any of a genus (Heliconia) of tropical plants of the banana family, having tall, erect leaves and spikes of flowers enclosed in brilliantly colored bracts * * * ▪ plant genus  the only …   Universalium

  • heliconia — [hel΄i kō′nē ə] n. [ModL < L, fem. of Heliconius, of HELICON] any of a genus (Heliconia) of tropical plants of the banana family, having tall, erect leaves and spikes of flowers enclosed in brilliantly colored bracts …   English World dictionary

  • Heliconia — Hel i*co ni*a, n. [NL. See {Helicon}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of numerous species of {Heliconius}, a genus of tropical American butterflies. The wings are usually black, marked with green, crimson, and white. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heliconĭa — (H. L.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Musaceae Heliconieae, 5. Kl. 1. Ordn. L.; Arten: meist schöne, zum Theil, wie H. hibai, eßbare Früchte tragende Gewächse, in Südamerika; H. caribaea, H. psittacorum u.a …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Heliconĭa — L. (Helikonie, Tafelbanane), Gattung der Musazeen, krautartige Pflanzen mit einem aus zusammengerollten Blattscheiden gebildeten Scheinstengel, aus dessen Mitte sich ein Blütenschaft erhebt, ansehnlichen Blättern, oft schön gefärbten Deckblättern …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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