A kind of heliograph used in surveying.
Other Word Forms of Heliotrope
Origin of Heliotrope
Middle English elitrope (from Old English eliotropus) French héliotrope both from Latin hēliotropium from Greek hēliotropion hēlio- helio- tropos turn trope
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From French héliotrope, from Ancient Greek ἡλιοτρόπιον (hēliotropion), from ἥλιος (hēlios, “sun”) + τρέπω (trepō, “turn”).
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