garden heliotrope
noun Date: circa 1902 a tall rhizomatous Old World valerian (Valeriana officinalis) widely cultivated for its fragrant tiny flowers and for its roots which yield the drug valerian

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • garden heliotrope — n. a tall valerian (Valeriana officinalis) with small, very fragrant, white, pink, or lavender flowers and a strong smelling root formerly used in medicine …   English World dictionary

  • garden heliotrope — noun tall rhizomatous plant having very fragrant flowers and rhizomes used medicinally (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑common valerian, ↑Valeriana officinalis • Hypernyms: ↑valerian * * * noun 1. : a tall perennial rhizomatous herb …   Useful english dictionary

  • garden-heliotrope — vaistinis valerijonas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Valerijoninių šeimos prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Valeriana officinalis), paplitęs Europoje ir Azijoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai). atitikmenys: lot. Valeriana… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • garden heliotrope — garden he·lio·trope hē lē ə .trōp, Brit usu hel yə n a tall Old World valerian (Valeriana officinalis) widely cultivated for its fragrant tiny flowers and for its rhizome and roots which yield the drug valerian …   Medical dictionary

  • garden heliotrope — A plant whose roots are used as a sedative and to treat certain medical conditions. It is being studied as a way to improve sleep in cancer patients undergoing treatment. Also called valerian, garden valerian, Indian valerian, Pacific valerian,… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • garden heliotrope — the common valerian, Valeriana officinalis, esp. when cultivated as an ornamental. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • garden heliotrope — gar′den he′liotrope n. pln the cultivated valerian Valeriana officinalis[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • 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 — /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

  • heliotrope — noun Etymology: Latin heliotropium, from Greek hēliotropion, from hēlio 1heli + tropos turn; from its flowers turning toward the sun more at trope Date: 1605 1. any of a genus (Heliotropium) of herbs or shrubs of the borage family compare garden… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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