Definition of helianthemum in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhiːlɪˈanθɪməm/


A low evergreen shrub with saucer-shaped flowers, which is grown as an ornamental. Also called rock rose.
  • Genus Helianthemum, family Cistaceae
Example sentences
  • Helianthemum tends to be more compact with a stiffer, straighter appearance to the stems.
  • More additions to the site will be coming soon including comprehensive guides to the cultivation and maintenance of Helianthemums.


Modern Latin, from Greek hēlios 'sun' + anthemon 'flower' (because the flowers open in sunlight).

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