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[hel-i-kon, -kuhn]
a mountain in S central Greece. 5738 feet (1749 meters): regarded by ancient Greeks as the abode of Apollo and the Muses.
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helicon (ˈhɛlɪkən)
a bass tuba made to coil over the shoulder of a band musician
[C19: probably from Helicon, associated with Greek helix spiral]

Helicon (ˈhɛlɪkən)
Modern Greek name: Elikón a mountain in Greece, in Boeotia: location of the springs of Hippocrene and Aganippe, believed by the Ancient Greeks to be the source of poetic inspiration and the home of the Muses. Height: 1749 m (5738 ft)

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1529, from Gk. Helikon, mountain in Boeotia, sacred to the Muses, in which arose the fountains of Aganippe and Hippocrene. Lit. "the tortuous mountain," from helix (gen. helikos) "spiral" (see helix).
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As gaseous propellant is injected into the tube, the helicon antenna bombards it with high-powered radio waves.
Extensive modeling has been carried out of both the plasma conditions and t he helicon behavior.
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