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hēlĭŏtrŏpĭum , ii, n., = ἡλιοτρόπιον.
I. The plant turnsole, heliotrope, Varr. R. R. 1, 46; Plin. 2, 41, 41, § 109; 22, 21, 29, § 57. —
II. A precious stone with green and brown streaks, striped jasper, Plin. 37, 10, 60, § 165.—Called also: hēlĭŏtrŏpĭos (gemma ), Mart. Cap. 1, § 75: “heliotropius lapis,Prisc. Perieg. 254.
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