For more intimate letters ladies sometimes use a pale blue, delicate pearl-gray, light lavender or heliotrope, or a Colonial buff.
heliotrope is the name of the scent, my dear, but please do not allude to it again.
I don't mind the purchase you made for your friends, but the purchase of heliotrope is really too cynical.
It was racy and insolent with heliotrope; he hurled it to the floor.
She buried her face in the heliotrope, whose perfume seemed the memory of his visit; then, going to the piano, began to play.
When he went abroad to gather garlic he came home with heliotrope.
He wiped his eyes with the back of his heliotrope sleeve and finished what he had to say.
The blouse was white, with a little sprig of heliotrope and black.
The dreamy music drifted out; there was a scent of heliotrope.
I would carry your banner of white and green and heliotrope.
"plant which turns its flowers and leaves to the sun," 1620s, from French héliotrope (14c.) and directly from Latin heliotropium, from Greek heliotropion, from helios "sun" (see sol) + tropos "turn" (see trope). The word was applied c.1000-1600 in Latin form to sunflowers and marigolds. Related: Heliotropic.