how to pronounce heliotrope


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heliotrope is pronounced in four syllables

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meanings of heliotrope


  1. The fragrance of heliotrope flowers.
  2. A light purple or violet colour.
  3. Particularly, a purple-flowered plant of the species Heliotropium arborescens.
  4. A bloodstone (a variety of quartz).
  5. An instrument, employed in triangulation, that uses a mirror to reflect sunlight toward another, very distant, surveyor.
  6. (botany) A plant that turns so that it faces the sun.


  1. Keeping one's face turned toward the sun.
  2. Light purple or violet.

heliotrope frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word heliotrope occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics heliotrope can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that heliotrope can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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