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- n. Any of genus Heliconia of flowering plants.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of numerous species of Heliconius, a genus of tropical American butterflies. The wings are usually black, marked with green, crimson, and white.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as Heliconius.
- n. A genus of monocotyledonous plants founded by Linnæus in 1767, belonging to the natural order Musacæ, and characterized by free sepals, short corolla-tube, and ovary-cells having one ovule.
From the genus name. (Wiktionary)