heliconia definition

  • noun:
    • Any of genus Heliconia of flowering plants.
    • certainly one of numerous types of Heliconius, a genus of exotic American butterflies. The wings are black, marked with green, crimson, and white.
    • Identical To Heliconius.
    • A genus of monocotyledonous flowers created by Linnæus in 1767, belonging to the all-natural order Musacæ, and characterized by free sepals, quick corolla-tube, and ovary-cells having one ovule.

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