helianthus

[ hee-lee-an-thuhs ]
/ ˌhi liˈæn θəs /

noun, plural he·li·an·thus·es.

any composite plant of the genus Helianthus, comprising the sunflowers.

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Origin of helianthus

From New Latin, dating back to 1770–80; see origin at heli-1, -anthous

OTHER WORDS FROM helianthus

he·li·an·tha·ceous [hee-lee-uhn-they-shuhs], /ˌhi li ənˈθeɪ ʃəs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for helianthus

helianthus
/ (ˌhiːlɪˈænθəs) /

noun plural -thuses

any plant of the genus Helianthus, such as the sunflower and Jerusalem artichoke, typically having large yellow daisy-like flowers with yellow, brown, or purple centres: family Asteraceae (composites)

Word Origin for helianthus

C18: New Latin, from Greek hēlios sun + anthos flower
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