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hĕlix , ĭcis, f., = ἕλιξ (wound, twisted).
I. A kind of ivy, Cic. Univ. 9, 27; Plin. 16, 34, 62, § 145 sqq.—
II. A kind of willow, Plin. 16, 37, 69, § 177.—
III. In archit., a whorl, a small ornament on the capital of Corinthian columns, Vitr. 4, 1, 12.
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