saint john's wort

saint john's wort


  1. any of various plants or shrubs of the genus Hypericum, having yellow flowers and transparently dotted leaves.

noun usually abbreviated to: St John’s wort

    1. any of numerous shrubs or herbaceous plants of the temperate genus Hypericum, such as H. perforatum, having yellow flowers and glandular leaves: family Hypericaceae
    2. a preparation of this plant often used to treat mild depressionSee also rose of Sharon (def. 1), tutsan

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