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heliotrope

(hēl-ē-ō-trōp'),
A violaceous to dusky erythematous rash, with or without edema, in a symmetric distribution involving periorbital skin. It is a common cutaneous manifestation of dermatomyositis and is also noted in about 5% of cases of systemic lupus erythematosus.
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heliotrope

A faint purple or pink-purple skin color; e.g., the color of rashes seen in patients with dermatomyositis.
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Where we used to need semaphore, heliotropes, telegrams and even letters to communicate at a distance, now we can text or email or leave a voicemail.
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We have potted up a few allium and fritillaria bulbs, caned and tied up some heliotropes that we would like to grow into large standard plants for use next summer, and, between showers one day, managed to nip out and lift the dahlias and store them before the frosts come.