Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An unidentified plant with yellow flowers, anciently used in garlands.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Some golden-flowered plant, perhaps ideal.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There are parcels of seeds—useful vegetables and potherbs, helichryse (marigold as we call them now) for the flower garden, for the colonnade even roses with real Italian earth damp about their roots.

    IX. On the Lineage of English Literature (II)

  • In the spring the breath of his violet beds would be as soft and sweet as in Oxfordshire woods to-day; in the summer his quadrangle would be gay with calthae, and his colonnade festooned with roses and helichryse.

    English Villages

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