St.-John's-wort

[ seynt-jonz-wurt, -wawrt ]
/ ˌseɪntˈdʒɒnzˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt /

noun

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

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Origin of St.-John's-wort

First recorded in 1745–55; so named because gathered on St. John's Eve to ward off evil
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