英 ['hiːlɪətrəʊp; 'hel-] 美 ['hɛlɪətrop]
  • n. 天芥菜属植物;[植] 向阳植物;淡紫色;鸡血石
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heliotrope 天芥菜


heliotrope: [17] The heliotrope, a plant of the forget-me-not family, gets its name because its flowers always turn to face the sun (the word comes via Latin hēliotropium from Greek hēliotrópion, a compound formed from hélios ‘sun’ and -tropos ‘turning’ – as in English trophy and tropical – which designated such plants, and was also used for ‘sundial’).

In early times the word was applied to the ‘sunflower’, which has similar heliotactic habits and in Italian is called girasole (literally ‘turn-sun’), source of the Jerusalem in English Jerusalem artichoke. Another application of Greek hēliotrópion carried over into English was to a sort of green quartz which was believed to turn the sun’s rays blood-red if thrown into water.

=> trophy, tropical
heliotrope (n.)
"plant which turns its flowers and leaves to the sun," 1620s, from French héliotrope (14c.) and directly from Latin heliotropium, from Greek heliotropion, from helios "sun" (see sol) + tropos "turn" (see trope). The word was applied c. 1000-1600 in Latin form to sunflowers and marigolds. Related: Heliotropic.
1. She put her nose luxuriously buried in heliotrope and tea roses.


2. So Laurie played and Jo listened, with her nose luxuriously buried in heliotrope and tea roses.


3. Notes of heliotrope flowers and vanilla - combine to create the warm floral base notes.
天芥草及云呢拿 - 混合为散发温暖花香的基调.


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