Heliotrope – Word of the Day

Image result for heliotropeToday’s Word of the Day is heliotrope (noun): a reddish purple color.

Example: The flower was an elegant heliotrope, dark purple around the edges and light purple in the center.

The word “heliotrope” comes from plants in the genus Heliotropum, which are perennials with pink-purple flowers. Moreover, Heliotropum comes from the greek word “helios,” who is the Sun god in Greek mythology.

 

 

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