any plant of the American genus Helenium, up to 1.6 m (5 ft) tall, some species of which are grown as border plants for their daisy-like yellow or variegated flowers: family Asteraceae

Word Origin for helenium

New Latin, from Greek helenion, a plant name
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Examples from the Web for helenium

Historical Examples of helenium

  • Ward's paste, consisting of black pepper and the powdered root of Helenium Enula.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II

    Erasmus Darwin