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NOUN (1)

1. green chalcedony with red spots that resemble blood;
[syn: bloodstone, heliotrope]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bloodstone \Blood"stone`\, n. (Min.) (a) A green siliceous stone sprinkled with red jasper, as if with blood; hence the name; -- called also heliotrope. (b) Hematite, an ore of iron yielding a blood red powder or "streak." [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Heliotrope \He"li*o*trope\, n. [F. h['e]liotrope, L. heliotropium, Gr. ?; ? the sun + ? to turn, ? turn. See Heliacal, Trope.] 1. (Anc. Astron.) An instrument or machine for showing when the sun arrived at the tropics and equinoctial line. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Heliotropium; -- called also turnsole and girasole. Heliotropium Peruvianum is the commonly cultivated species with fragrant flowers. [1913 Webster] 3. (Geodesy & Signal Service) An instrument for making signals to an observer at a distance, by means of the sun's rays thrown from a mirror. [1913 Webster] 4. (Min.) See Bloodstone (a) . [1913 Webster] Heliotrope purple, a grayish purple color. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

heliotrope n 1: green chalcedony with red spots that resemble blood [syn: bloodstone, heliotrope]