[ seynt-jonz-wurt, -wawrt ]
/ ˌseɪntˈdʒɒnzˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt /
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
Words nearby St.-John's-wort
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