hypericum

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 (hī-pĕr′ĭ-kəm)
[Latin hyperīcum, from Greek hupereikos, huperīkon; see hypericin.]

hypericum

(haɪˈpɛrɪkəm)
n
(Plants) any herbaceous plant or shrub of the temperate genus Hypericum: family Hypericaceae. See rose of Sharon1, Saint John's wort
[C16: via Latin from Greek hupereikon, from hyper- + ereikē heath]
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Noun1.hypericum - large almost cosmopolitan genus of evergreen or deciduous shrubs and herbs with often showy yellow flowersHypericum - large almost cosmopolitan genus of evergreen or deciduous shrubs and herbs with often showy yellow flowers; cosmopolitan except tropical lowlands and Arctic or high altitudes and desert regions
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
Clusiaceae, family Clusiaceae, family Guttiferae, Guttiferae, St John's wort family - widely distributed family of chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines that produce oils and resins and some usable timber
St John's wort - any of numerous plants of the genus Hypericum having yellow flowers and transparently dotted leaves; traditionally gathered on St John's eve to ward off evil