tutsan

noun
tut·​san | \ ˈtətsən \
plural -s

Definition of tutsan

: a Eurasian St.-John's-wort (Hypericum androsaemum) from which a healing salve is made in Spain

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History and Etymology for tutsan

Middle English totsane, toutsayne, from (assumed) Middle French toute-saine (whence French), from toute (feminine of tout all, from—assumed—Vulgar Latin tottus, alteration of Latin totus) + saine, feminine of sain healthy, from Latin sanus healthy, sane

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“Tutsan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tutsan. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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