Definition of heliotrope:
- A plant of the genus Heliotropium; - called also turnsole and girasole. H. Peruvianum is the commonly cultivated species with fragrant flowers.
- An instrument for making signals to an observer at a distance, by means of the sun's rays thrown from a mirror.
- An instrument or machine for showing when the sun arrived at the tropics and equinoctial line.
- See Bloodstone ( a).
" In that case, venerated and commanding sire," replied Fa Fei simply, yet concealing her real regard behind the retiring mask of a modest indifference, " it shall be Hien, because his complexion goes the more prettily with my favourite heliotrope silk."- "Kai Lung's Golden Hours", Ernest Bramah Commentator: Hilaire Belloc.
They had been busy with their luggage, and had unpacked one of the trunks for the first time since leaving Aunt Alice, and in honour of the heat and sunshine and the heavenly smell of heliotrope that was in the warm air, had put on white summer frocks.- "Christopher and Columbus", Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim.
- "Gentle Julia", Booth Tarkington.