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helianthus

[hee-lee-an-thuh s] /ˌhi liˈæn θəs/
noun, plural helianthuses.
1.
any composite plant of the genus Helianthus, comprising the sunflowers.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; < Neo-Latin; see heli-1, -anthous
Related forms
helianthaceous
[hee-lee-uh n-they-shuh s] /ˌhi li ənˈθeɪ ʃəs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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helianthus

/ˌhiːlɪˈænθəs/
noun (pl) -thuses
1.
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
C18: New Latin, from Greek hēlios sun + anthos flower
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