noun Eu·phra·sia \yüˈfrāzh(ē)ə\

Definition of Euphrasia

  1. :  a large genus of hemiparasitic herbs (family Scrophulariaceae) widely distributed outside the tropics and having flowers with the upper lip of the corolla 2-cleft and its margin recurved

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of euphrasia

New Latin, from Medieval Latin eufrasia euphrasy

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Euphrasia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a trip made at another's expense

Get Word of the Day daily email!