Definition for EL-E-CAM-PANE'

EL-E-CAM-PANE', n. [D. alant; G. alant or alantuurzel; L. helenium, from Gr. ελενιον, which signifies this plant and a feast in honor of Helen. Pliny informs us that this plant was so called because it was said to have sprung from the tears of Helen. The last part of the word is from the Latin campana; Inula campana.]

The popular name of a plant, the Inula Helenium of Linnæus.

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