Definition of heliotropic in English:



  • See heliotropism

    • ‘Like a heliotropic plant, she turned towards warmth and light, which unfortunately were the blinding flashes of cameras.’
    • ‘Using a similar idea in the moral realm, Augustine says that we naturally seek the good and try to turn towards it, as a heliotropic flower seeks the sun.’
    • ‘For fourteen years, off and on, I have spent the spring on the south coast of Cornwall, in the heliotropic village of St Mawes.’
    • ‘The decision to include sunflower petals reflects the artist's faith, for the heliotropic nature of this plant made it an emblem of devotion.’