Definition of helianthus in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhēlēˈanTHəs/


A plant of the genus Helianthus in the daisy family, especially (in gardening) a sunflower.
Example sentences
  • Tuck summer bloomers like purple verbena, yellow daisylike helianthus, purple coneflower, and coreopsis behind it.
  • The giant helianthus grown mostly for show here, is grown on the continent as a commercial crop.
  • I just did a little arrangement of nasturtiums, marigolds, and some helianthus, as bright as I could make it.


Modern Latin, from Greek hēlios 'sun' + anthos 'flower'.

Words that rhyme with helianthus

acanthus, agapanthus, clianthus, dianthus, polyanthus

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Syllabification: he·li·an·thus

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