Heliotrope purple
Heliotrope He"li*o*trope, n. [F. h['e]liotrope, L. heliotropium, Gr. ?; ? the sun + ? to turn, ? turn. See {Heliacal}, {Trope}.] 1. (Anc. Astron.) An instrument or machine for showing when the sun arrived at the tropics and equinoctial line. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Heliotropium}; -- called also {turnsole} and {girasole}. {Heliotropium Peruvianum} is the commonly cultivated species with fragrant flowers. [1913 Webster]

3. (Geodesy & Signal Service) An instrument for making signals to an observer at a distance, by means of the sun's rays thrown from a mirror. [1913 Webster]

4. (Min.) See {Bloodstone} (a) . [1913 Webster]

{Heliotrope purple}, a grayish purple color. [1913 Webster]


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  • Heliotrope — He li*o*trope, n. [F. h[ e]liotrope, L. heliotropium, Gr. ?; ? the sun + ? to turn, ? turn. See {Heliacal}, {Trope}.] 1. (Anc. Astron.) An instrument or machine for showing when the sun arrived at the tropics and equinoctial line. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heliotrope — [hē′lē ə trōp΄; ] also, chiefly Brit [, hel′ē ətrōp] n. [Fr héliotrope < L heliotropium < Gr hēliotropion < hēlios, the sun (see HELIOS) + base of trepein, to turn (see TROPE)] 1. Obs. a sunflower or other plant whose flowers turn to… …   English World dictionary

  • Heliotrope — may mean:* Heliotropium , a plant genus * A plant that exhibits heliotropism * Heliotrope (color), a pink purple shade * Heliotrope (instrument), a land surveying instrument *Heliotrope E Zine Speculative Fiction E zine * Heliotrope (mineral),… …   Wikipedia

  • purple — [n/adj] blue and red colors mixed together amaranthine, amethyst, bluish red, color, heliotrope, lavender, lilac, magenta, mauve, mulberry, orchid, perse, plum, pomegranate, reddish blue, violaceous, violet, wine; concepts 618,622 …   New thesaurus

  • Purple — This article is about the color. For other uses, see Purple (disambiguation). Purple …   Wikipedia

  • Heliotrope (color) — Infobox Color|title=Heliotrope|hex=DF73FF r=223|g= 115|b=255 c= 13|m= 55|y= 0|k= 0 h=286|s= 55|v= 100Heliotrope is a pink purple tint that is a representation of the color of the heliotrope flower.The color heliotrope is a brilliant shade of… …   Wikipedia

  • heliotrope — /hee lee euh trohp , heel yeuh / or, esp. Brit., /hel yeuh /, n. 1. any hairy plant belonging to the genus Heliotropium, of the borage family, as H. arborescens, cultivated for its small, fragrant purple flowers. 2. any of various other plants,… …   Universalium

  • Purple — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Purple >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 purple purple &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 blue and red blue and red bishop s purple Sgm: N 1 aniline dyes aniline dyes gridelin amethyst Sgm: N 1 purpure purpure …   English dictionary for students

  • heliotrope — 1. noun /ˈhiːliəˌtroʊp/ a) A plant that turns so that it faces the sun. As they entered now, it seemed a blaze of roses and carnations, though one recognized in a moment the presence of the lily, the heliotrope, and the stock. b) Particularly, a… …   Wiktionary

  • purple — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. & n. See color. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. purplish, purply, purpled, reddish blue, bluish red; see also red , blue 1 . Hues of purple include: lilac, violet, mauve, heliotrope, magenta, plum,… …   English dictionary for students

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