Hypericum

noun

Hy·​per·​i·​cum
-rə̇kəm
: a large and widely distributed genus of herbs or shrubs (family Guttiferae) that are characterized chiefly by their pentamerous and often showy yellow flowers

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin hypericum, hypericon a plant, St.-John's-wort, ground pine, from Greek hyperikon, hypereikos, a plant, St.-John's-wort, probably from hypo- + ereikē heath, heather

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“Hypericum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hypericum. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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