heliconian definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or pertaining to Helicon.
    • Like or with respect to the butterflies regarding the genus Heliconius.
  • others:
    • with respect to or obtained from Helicon, a mountain of Bœotia in Greece, where flowed Aganippe and Hippocrene, two fountains sacred on Muses. It had been held to be a favorite retreat of Apollo and the Muses.

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