/ (haɪˈpɛrɪkəm) /
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any herbaceous plant or shrub of the temperate genus Hypericum : family HypericaceaeSee rose of Sharon (def. 1), Saint John's wort
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Word Origin for hypericum
C16: via Latin from Greek hupereikon, from hyper- + ereikē heath
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How to use hypericum in a sentence
No less than four species of the genus (Hypericum) come within the province of the present chapter.Field and Woodland Plants|William S. Furneaux
Triadelphous (three brotherhoods), when the filaments are united in three sets or clusters, as in most species of Hypericum.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
A closely related plant is Hypericum androsæmum, known as Tutsan, said to mean toute saine, as curing all hurts.Springtime and Other Essays|Francis Darwin
Another Hypericum is likewise found in lately cleared places.Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The|William Griffith
Hypericum ellipticum (elliptical-leaved St. John's-wort), common.The Maine Woods|Henry David Thoreau