Part of speech: noun

A shrub or herb, with small purplish or white flowers.

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Usage examples "heliotrope":

  1. She had fastened, to attract his admiration, a little bunch of rose geranium leaves and heliotrope in her tightly frizzed hair. - "An Alabaster Box", Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley.
  2. Evelyn’ s was as large as Miss Campbell’ s, of roses, and the younger girls were smaller bunches of heliotrope, which gave out a delicious fragrance. - "The Motor Maids Across the Continent", Katherine Stokes.
  3. It speeds through space until it reaches the earth; where intent upon its eager quest it passes unresting through all the meadows, since no grass- blade is adjusted to receive it; no daisy or buttercup, no lily or heliotrope being disposed to welcome it; it passes over all gardens until it finds a rose; and here it pauses and finds welcome. - "The Universe a Vast Electric Organism", George Woodward Warder.