Definitions

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  • n. Any of the genus Helianthemum of rockroses.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of dicotyledonous polypetalous plants, belonging to the natural order Cistineæ, characterized by a three-valved capsule with three placentæ and a twice-plicate uncinate embryo.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any plant of the genus Helianthemum; vigorous plants of stony alpine meadows and dry scrub regions

Etymologies

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From the genus name.

Examples

  • The Jerusalem artichoke, helianthemum tuberosum, had been found in North America by Samuel de Champlain; it was unknown in South America.

    Savoring The Past

  • Look no further than the wonderful genus helianthemum.

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